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Old 06-15-2013, 02:35 PM   #1
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Question power steering went out

Driving today and suddenly see white smoke and pull over. Initially think engine oil. Get towed home, start the car and theres no power steering. Seems it was the ps fluid that was pouring out. Good news it wasnt the engine oil.

I think it may be the of the ps hoses under the left side of the car by the engine And suggestions on how to diagnose where the leak is? Any advice on replacing a ps hose? And advice on anything to do with ps.
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Driving today and suddenly see white smoke and pull over. Initially think engine oil. Get towed home, start the car and theres no power steering. Seems it was the ps fluid that was pouring out. Good news it wasnt the engine oil.

I think it may be the of the ps hoses under the left side of the car by the engine And suggestions on how to diagnose where the leak is? Any advice on replacing a ps hose? And advice on anything to do with ps.
If you have nonstock exhaust manifolds check to see if the hose is burned thru on the header. I would refill the pump & test it 1st before disassembling anything so you know if the pump is still good.
If it's the hose that conects to the rear of the pump & runs down the side of the head I have a good extra hose.
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I had to replace the pressure side of the power steering line on my car due to aftermarket headers. Had to remove the accessory belt, and there's 3 bolts to loosen the pump. It was a pain to say the least
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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Just read both replies and I can confirm that you are both correct. I found the hose was resting against the headers and there was the leak.

Scared the crap out of me when I saw all the white smoke cause I just completed the IMS and RMS replacement and thought something with those went wrong.

BYprodriver - what do want for the spare hose you have? This is the how I need.





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Dr. I'll take $50 for the hose I have. It's in Costa Mesa about a mile off the 405 if you want to pick it up here.
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Dr. I'll take $50 for the hose I have. It's in Costa Mesa about a mile off the 405 if you want to pick it up here.
That's a great price. Thanks! Can you confirm that its the hose in the picture I posted? You posted "if its the hose that connects to the rear of the pump."

Would you ship it to San Diego?
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That's a great price. Thanks! Can you confirm that its the hose in the picture I posted? You posted "if its the hose that connects to the rear of the pump."

Would you ship it to San Diego?
It is the pressure hose like in your picture that actually threads into the front, pulley side of the pump. I have a pump too, do you want to test yours after filling with Pentosion before I ship the hose Monday? PM me.
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It is the pressure hose like in your picture that actually threads into the front, pulley side of the pump. I have a pump too, do you want to test yours after filling with Pentosion before I ship the hose Monday? PM me.

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I had to replace the pressure side of the power steering line on my car due to aftermarket headers. Had to remove the accessory belt, and there's 3 bolts to loosen the pump. It was a pain to say the least
Did you have to remove the AC compressor to gain access? Bentleys says so if you're replacing the ps pump. But no suggestion if just the hose.
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Did you have to remove the AC compressor to gain access? Bentleys says so if you're replacing the ps pump. But no suggestion if just the hose.
Oh you're right maybe those 3 bolts I mentioned were for the ac, and the ps pump stayed put. Either way, I did not have to completely remove the Ac compressor, just wiggle it around a lot
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