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xagna
03-09-2006, 12:03 AM
I found steering fluid leaking from the lines that come out of steering fluid reservoir and go into the steering rack. Followings are pictures of it. Multiple spots along the lines are leaking. Instead of ATF, the previous owner had typical steering fluid in the car.

How do I swap the lines? I never have fixed leaks like this. Will the parts cost a lot?

http://www.russianartmall.com/images/2/steeringrackleak5.jpg
http://www.russianartmall.com/images/2/steeringrackleak7.jpg
http://www.russianartmall.com/images/2/steeringrackleak9.jpg

EchoOfSilence
03-09-2006, 01:37 AM
I've had to replace lines on my sohc.

60-80 from an autoparts store for one of the lines, IIRC. it was a bitch to get them bolted into the steering rack. won't be that bad, just be patient

sunnys14
03-09-2006, 01:40 AM
i had a small leak so i used that LUCAS power steering sealant. works great but i dont know if its gonna help u

EchoOfSilence
03-09-2006, 01:43 AM
Yeah, I originally used that too... it was thick as hell but it didn't completely stop the leak. I was leaking on the pressure line where the rubber meets the metal clamping. So i needed to get a new one.

Neejay
03-09-2006, 08:15 AM
i had a small leak so i used that LUCAS power steering sealant. works great but i dont know if its gonna help u
Im glad I read this, because 2 days ago I decided I would eventually try that LUCAS stuff when I saw it. Good to read some positive feedback about it...

xagna
03-09-2006, 04:31 PM
Thanks a lot guys,

BTW any one selling HICAS front steering rack?

NIK90s13
03-09-2006, 09:00 PM
Just a tip, use ''line'' wrenches on the rack. It will be less likely to strip the bolts on the lines. And you will get a better grip. Good luck.

95zilvia
03-09-2006, 09:46 PM
Just a tip, use ''line'' wrenches on the rack. It will be less likely to strip the bolts on the lines. And you will get a better grip. Good luck.

Line wrenches = flare nut wrenches.