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zhenkaaaM3 08-06-2012 11:28 PM

Power Steering leak?
 
I replaced my pump. Install went smoothly. A few days later, it seems to be dripping from the line to the pump where it goes into the pump. I am referring to the line that goes to the pump that you need a semi-big wrench for (18mm or 19mm), not sure what size it is.

I believe I tightened it to death. Then, drove 45miles to another fanatics place to meet up with him. He says I just made a line of fluid about 10feet long. I see the line got loose. Luckily he had an adjustable wrench. So I tightened it, topped off the fluid and went on with my day. Now, seems to have gotten slightly loose. There are drops coming down from the lower line.

Is there supposed to be an o-ring, maybe a crush washer that goes on the line before it screws to the pump?

zhenkaaaM3 08-07-2012 12:17 PM

Tttt

nlav26 08-07-2012 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46tknv (Post 14633459)

I believe I tightened it to death. Then, drove 45miles to another fanatics place to meet up with him. He says I just made a line of fluid about 10feet long. I see the line got loose. Luckily he had an adjustable wrench. So I tightened it, topped off the fluid and went on with my day. Now, seems to have gotten slightly loose. There are drops coming down from the lower line.

Is there supposed to be an o-ring, maybe a crush washer that goes on the line before it screws to the pump?

Make sure not to over tighten. Can cause stripped bolts

zhenkaaaM3 08-07-2012 01:05 PM

Is there an o-ring that needs to be there?

Jaundiced Outlook 08-07-2012 01:31 PM

Yes, there's supposed to be an o-ring where the high pressure line bolts to the pump. You can probably pick one up at your local dealer's parts counter for a buck or two. Hopefully that's the only problem, and the line itself isn't messed up.

nlav26 08-07-2012 01:32 PM

yes sorry there should be an o ring there creating the seal

zhenkaaaM3 08-07-2012 06:26 PM

Would they sell at autozone?

swordsman11868 08-18-2012 09:09 PM

I seem to have developed a leak at the bottom of my power steering pump where the line goes in to the pump. But I'm not 100% sure that is the location of the leak.

OP, did you replace the O-ring that is in there? Was there an O-ring to replace?

Did that solve the problem?

My car has 117k miles and has recently developed this leak. I'm hoping that it's a simple fix.

TIA

-Dan

Zell 08-18-2012 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E46tknv (Post 14635645)
Would they sell at autozone?

They have an "A/C O-ring Set," which contains tons of various-sized o-rings. It's really cheap and more than likely contains the right one in it. I found the right one for an obscure o-ring I needed for my washer pump.

swordsman11868 08-18-2012 09:36 PM

Part # for O-ring -
 
1 Attachment(s)
Is #4 the O-ring on the fitting that attaches to the bottom of the PS pump?

If so it's part number: 64508390601


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