I can pop the hood and look for signs but the last time I checked, I didn't see any fluid anywhere. I always leave replaced hoses in my trunk for emergency but hopefully you just gashed it with something in the road. If just the connection to the reservoir, it could just be you need to reposition the hose clamp to get the leak to stop. Also, look around the reservoir and make sure it is in good condition; a cracked reservoir needs to be replaced as well. Thanks I'm looking to change the power steering fluid in my 2005 Altima with 115K miles; it seems Mobil 1 synth is the way to go. I have a 2001 Frontier 4x4 3.
If level still drops add remaining Lucas. Remove the rubber splash shield out of the way and use a line wrench; I had to install a pipe on the end of the line wrench to help break it loose, but, after it broke loose, it was easy to thread out. He says the alignment will need to be fixed after the rack and pinion so I can't get it sooner. My mechanic says he has a special soap if all else fails. It could be the pump, but I doubt it. On my 1988 Mazda truck, I actually wired up a dash light in parallel with the compressor wire, to alert me when the compressor was getting voltage, helped me track down that loose compressor clutch nut. I got these prices over the phone so there is chance of error here.
It says on the back for most foreign cars and light trucks. Your power steering system helps you turn your steering wheel more easily. This is actually a good sign in this case. Generally speaking for all makes, if the power steering fluid is red in color, stick with red power steering fluid or red automatic transmission fluid. I am strongly thinking about selling it or trading it for a different car on craigslist.
They indicated to me that it was serious and a big job to repair. Will probably have to buy some more fluid to get me through to Monday. Like does that stop leak fluid need the car to run a certain amount for it to work? If the leak is small and the seal is just somewhat hard I have had good luck with Lucas Power Steering sealer. Anyone out there have any experience with this? Provide details and share your research! Replacing a hose might be easy, the pump a little harder, and the rack more difficult. Power steering fluid is typically clear, pink or red in color and is oily to the touch.
A small power steering fluid leak can make your Frontier difficult to turn. He just called me and said my car is done. A small power steering fluid leak can make your Frontier hard to turn. Most pressing is Leaking Power steering Fluid. I have been very disappointed in this car. The silver colored or aluminum fitting in the second photo with the banjo bolt going through it and hose attached to it should be the high pressure side. Thanks I'm looking to change the power steering fluid in my 2005 Altima with 115K miles; it seems Mobil 1 synth is the way to go.
You can get to the lines on top of the power steering pump through the driver's front wheel well. Have you checked all hose connections? Could anyone clue me in to what might be the problem? You also need to make sure that if there's a bleeder valve that it is tight. I can pop the hood and look for signs but the last time I checked, I didn't see any fluid anywhere. If you aren't sure what type of fluid is leaking from your car, check our video to help determine the type of fluid leaking from your Frontier. Anyone out there have any experience with this? Ive checked freon, replaced the compressor relay, but not sure where to go from there. The fluid is an inch or so below the bottom of the filler filter basket.
In the bottom picture, this looks like the return line what you have annotated , which should be attached to the reservoir. Ive checked freon, replaced the compressor relay, but not sure where to go from there. It looks dry as you want it to be. They are cheap and pretty reliable when maintenance is kept up to date. We recommend wearing safety glasses and gloves when dealing with any engine fluids, including power steering fluid.
If the cut is close to the end of the hose, you might be able to cut off the damaged part and reconnect the hose to the component. I swear to the maker, this is the most expensive car I've ever owned!!! Heath I had a leak in the same area. It's the other side of the hose, the one which I assume connects to the power steering pump, which is wet. Mine has only failed to start when the battery was dead and it needed a tow once when the power steering belt broke while my brother was driving it. Can you give any more details about the leak? I'm more concerned about cleaning up all the fluid that leaked out.
If it's a high presure line, you'll see it dripping or squirting out. How much fluid are you adding every 3 days? Most repairs are fairly simple but take time. Bottle says it might take 2 bottles to stop but I think I am screwed and need to just fix the rack and pinion leak. The 'ol Q seems to be using up more like spitting out power steering fluid at a rapid pace. People on this board have done entire rack swaps so it depends on your skill level and the amount of time you are willing to put in. When these trucks get older, hoses will harden or dry rot and clamps can lose tension.