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Oil and Power Steering Leak

Discussion in 'Engine and Drivetrain/Mechanical' started by JonnybravoM3, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. JonnybravoM3

    JonnybravoM3 Member

    Hi all

    Seem to have developed some leaks under the car, guess these are common!

    Got a mobile tech to come to my home to have a look to try and work a temp solution. He said oil leak is very minor, but power steering leak is bad.

    Sent me some pictures. His English isn't very good so found it hard to understand what parts i need to replace. Will have to have my shop take care of it when she goes in next week.

    Hope it's not too expensive of a fix. Think he mentioned the pump being good but the rack has an issue.


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  2. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    I hear ChockoStang does excellent work rebuilding the cylinder, and pump too
  3. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Just for clarity, your car doesn't have a rack (as in rack and pinion) style steering set-up. The old fords used a hydraulic ram to assist movement of the standard type mechanical steering linkage. Those cylinders and fluid lines are notorious for springing leaks. Parts to rebuild are readily available. So are systems to update to a more modern design. Something along the lines of a Borgeson power steering box come to mind.
  4. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    The stock power steering system was a piece of poop, I had gone through it and it seemed to spring a leak somewhere every 3 years or so, which is why I ripped the power steering out and went to a manual setup. Leaks from that 'gone'.
  5. JonnybravoM3

    JonnybravoM3 Member

    Hahaha seems i have a leak coming from the slave cylinder. I've ordered a new seal kit from Summit. Hope that sorts it!

    Can i drive the car normally in the meantime?

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  6. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Have at it. Just don't let it run out of fluid.
  7. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    Yes you can drive it. Get some simple green n clean that all up.
    And do you mean the ram?
    Supposed to be a bellows on the Ram too.

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