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Old 11-30-2009, 10:55 AM
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Power steering pump leak

Hey guys I've had this nasty stain on the underside of my hood since I bought the car. Never really thought anything of it until I finally got around to cleaning it off some months ago and it reappeared. Well, I was a little too lazy to check it out and all my fluids were fine and nothing seemed affected so I didn't really think twice about it. Last month Mdtdnb and me were hangin out and he pointed out that this was caused by the power steering pump. I finally did some google and pz searchin and confirmed that it indeed is due to some sort of malfunction in the power steering pump. So what I need to know is whether or not I need to replace the pump. From what I've read it would be best to replace the whole pump. But I just want to be sure that that really is my problem soooo here are some pics let me know.

Oh and if someone knows what page to look for the power steering pump replacement off of the top of their head in the helms manual let me know. Otherwise...I'll find it lol.

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EDIT: And a quick note. All fluid levels have been good since I've had the car( well power steering fluid levels that is). and there isn't any noticeable power steering spread throughout the engine bay.
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Re: Power steering pump leak

well its clear from the underhood pic that fluid (not necessarily PS fluid, it could be oil) is getting onto the belt and/or pulley and getting thrown radially outwards. now you just need to figure out where its leaking from, which i can't see any possible leaks in any of your pics.

since the PS belt looks dry, look @ the AC belt to see if there's any fluid on it.
for some reason i'm getting a feeling its oil, not PS fluid
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:45 PM
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Re: Power steering pump leak

Alrighty then. Finally got a chance to poke around after class.

2 observations.

1. All belts were dry. no signs of any fluid inside the engine bay.
2. the underside of the hood was dry as well. This is both after driving and having the ac on.

I'm stumped. I haven't worried about this before and I'm still not too worried. I just kinda want to fix it as I'm currently doing something of a winter tune up. Being at 114,xxx mi I'm checkin spark plugs, oil levels, cleaning the egr, iacv, tb, fitv and the like. running some seafoam through the gas, you know fairly standard stuff. annd I figure while I'm at it why not look into this annoying shizz under my hood. lol..

but thats not the point...point is, any suggestions neck?
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Re: Power steering pump leak

I have a damn power steering leak 2...It just leaks to a certain point though which is good, so I'm not worried good luck with your case though!
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