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Old 05-03-2009, 02:27 PM
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Default Power steering fluid leak

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New member here. 2005 3500 cummins with only 27k miles. Started leaking power steering fluid and have not been able to locate source. Lost about a half qt. in last week and 200 miles. Hoses look OK but have blow back so not sure. No squeaks or squeals steering is OK, just found the leak on the garage floor.

Anyone with experience here? Hope pump is not a problem.

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Old 05-03-2009, 03:08 PM
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Normally, it is either a weak hose or a fitting that has started to leak. Check for weepage near the fittings or evidence of weepage through the hose near the fitting end.

Also, did you just have the truck serviced before this started happening? If so, the PS reservoir may be too full. Check the level.
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Hey,check the pressure hose at the fitting, have found several bad crimps and the metal end is spliting and letting fluid pass by the oring, no quick fix, hose has to be replaced, hope this helps, jessman
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Well, if you want to find the source. Fill it up, and get a buddy to turn the wheel back and forth while you find the leak. If you are losing that much fluid, you should be able to spot the leak.
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Some darn good suggestions here. Any luck on locating the source of the leak?
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:57 PM
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Hi,

New member here. 2005 3500 cummins with only 27k miles. Started leaking power steering fluid and have not been able to locate source. Lost about a half qt. in last week and 200 miles. Hoses look OK but have blow back so not sure. No squeaks or squeals steering is OK, just found the leak on the garage floor.

Anyone with experience here? Hope pump is not a problem.

Thanks,

rockymtnmopar
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Thanks for al the great suggestions unfortunately it will not be a simple clamp or hose tightening. I wiped everything down, started the truck, turned the wheels and located the source. The pump has an aluminum cover about 5"X5" that faces up and is fastened with 4 good sized bolts. In the center is a castle nut and it is leaking at that nut. Not sure if it has an O ring or is loose, could not get a wrench on it from top or bottom. It sits 3.5 inches behind the fan shroud and a little higher. The cover has a number on it-F7AO-3583-AA. Any suggestions on what to do with this?

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