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Old 02-18-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question Power steering leak

Anyone know what the most likely cause (like fluid lines) and what is involved in a fix? (e_andress55 - maybe your E30 friends know?)
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:20 PM   #2
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there are probably some seals that need to be replaced around the power steering pump.. and the actual main case or thing, i forget what is called... just look on alldata or something as to where the power steering seals are, and look at your car see if they are wet
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Old 02-18-2006, 10:34 PM   #3
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:28 PM   #4
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just remove the whole ps pump and loop the hoses, it makes the steering feel 100x better and the increase in effort isn't that bad.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:55 PM   #5
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just remove the whole ps pump and loop the hoses, it makes the steering feel 100x better and the increase in effort isn't that bad.
I was kinda thinking that. Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:58 AM   #6
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I was kinda thinking that. Thanks!

If you want to just try it and see how it feels before you go all-out and take out the pump, just take off the belt. It was a night and day difference for me.
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:26 AM   #7
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I know that on E36's the leak usually comes from the hose fittings, I think they're called banjo bolts.
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haha mine just started to leak. I guess i should look into it to.
tell me how it turns out.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:27 PM   #9
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Yeah, most likely going with the remove it idea. No way my car needs power steering for me, not like my mom will drive it
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Yeah, most likely going with the remove it idea. No way my car needs power steering for me, not like my mom will drive it

you won't be sorry! (plus I find it quite a nice incentive to prevent people from driving your car. My mom refuses to drive it b/c the steerings "too heavy")
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The seals never leak, banjo bolts bont leak unless there loosesed. Your PS hoses, most likely the one from the resivior to the pump or from the pump to the rack are leaking. They arnt the hardest to fix, just make sure you get new clamps and washer seals. For an E30 the hoses should run you no more then 200$.
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Thanks. It looks like the right belt to remove is the one most forward. Just wanna make sure I'm right
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Witey - you might check RealOEM.com they have some pretty good diagrams
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Oh thanks c1apton! Just what I needed to see
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I know that on E36's the leak usually comes from the hose fittings, I think they're called banjo bolts.
yeah they're called banjos, the fittings with a hole in them. My truck has a power steering leak, so i'm researching all the terminology
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