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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
Gooch
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'87 Power Steering Leak/ Squeal...

So my '87 has sprung a leak somewhere around the base of the power steering pump housing... I have been feeding it Lucas power steering stop leak for a couple of weeks without luck of stopping the leak. Yeah, I know, I was bamboozled on that stuff! Anyways it now has a squeal and it sounds as if it is harder for the belt to turn the power steering pump. (Possibly due to the increased viscosity of the new fluid?) I looked in the cap and the fluid is moving inside the housing... So should I attack the unit with a new set of seals or just get an entire new housing/ pump? It is warming up a bit this week so I can finally get outside to get a closer look.

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Unread 01-21-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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Any chance it sounds like the squeal in this? YouTube - Me coming through a bog..


Turned out that was my power steering pump. Have a friend start it while you are looking at the pump- for me I was able to see it being torqued out of alignment on the bracket- the pinion itself was bent- had to get a new pump

Make sure the leak isn't from a hole in a hose..
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Unread 01-21-2010, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply... it doesn't sound quite like that noise though.
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