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Old 06-23-2008, 04:41 PM
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Default Power Steering Leak/Reservoir OverFill

hey guys -

first time posting here guys, but I've used many of your guys suggestions for various fixes on my '95 camry.

I've had a minor power steering fluid leak that costs me about 2 bucks a month, and I've been okay with that cause it was so inexpensive. a few days ago, I put some leak sealer in the reservoir to try to seal it up. Stupidly - I decided to ignore the overflow level and soon after I started my car something popped loose and all my fluid poured out. My first thought was just the hoses on the bottom of the reservoir - but alas, those are snug.

I went to my local auto parts store, and purchased some transfluid (for the red color - so I could see the leak) and I found two significant streams of fluid leaking almost immediately when I start the engine. I took pictures of both leaks.

What do I think I need to replace based on the pictures I took?


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Old 06-23-2008, 06:46 PM
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Default RE: Power Steering Leak/Reservoir OverFill

The steering rack housing end seals are blown. The only way to replace them it to remove and take apart the rack housing. Might look into a rebuilt rack.

This year Camry PS was designed for Dexron II ATF. Use a fluid that is compatible with Dexron II or III.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:14 AM
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Default RE: Power Steering Leak/Reservoir OverFill

Never add anything to the streering fluid. The streering control system easily reaches 100 bars, so 14.7*100 psi or even more. Altered fluid can destroy the rack or the pump.
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