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Author Topic: oil leak at left side of engine  (Read 6253 times)

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oil leak at left side of engine
« on: March 05, 2015, 09:51:05 AM »
I have oil leak at right sidenof engine next to power steering reservoir  any idea what
csn cause it  :(

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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 06:01:02 PM »
Can you be more specific or post a picture of where it's leaking from? Is it leaking high up near the power steering reservoir or low down near the power steering pump for example?
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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 05:38:18 PM »
Fluid leaking at bottom of powersteering dont knoe if its oil or steering fluid try and sent pics

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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 06:08:37 PM »
That looks like fluid leakage from the power steering reservoir area in your picture, if the hose clamps going into the reservoir are tight and you can't see any obvious splits in the reservoir or hoses my approach would be to wipe the oil off as far as possible with some rag & brake cleaner and keep an eye on it to see where it starts to mist up / get wet first. Is it leaking enough to leave oil on the road when parked up overnight?
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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 06:14:51 PM »
No no oil on road or when parked ok thanks will clean it and check hoses


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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2015, 10:42:49 AM »
Pump is now making gridding noise when turning steering wheel do i need new pump or can it be repaired

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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2015, 11:02:10 AM »
There aren't any parts available for power steering pump overhaul and even if there were it probably wouldn't be economic to repair it, if it's knackered you need a new one I'm afraid.
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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2015, 12:06:45 PM »
Ok thanks where could I get one

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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2015, 06:23:41 PM »
GSF or Euro car parts etc for starters.......
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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2015, 08:02:17 PM »
Have you topped up the steering fluid? if the level is low you will get all sorts of noises from the steering pump.
Have you established where the fluid is leaking from.
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Re: oil leak at left side of engine
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2015, 07:58:22 PM »
Cleaned where the leak was it doesn't seem to be oil think one of the hoses or the power steering reservoir is crack so would air het in to system

 

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