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HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, power steering in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I have a leak in the power steering system somewhere. It's really moist on the belt and pulley side of ...
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    Question power steering

    I have a leak in the power steering system somewhere. It's really moist on the belt and pulley side of the engine. Would that be the pressure side? Maybe just a pressure line? Or would it be a seal? It's so saturated in there u cant tell where its coming from. All my other fluids are fine. I have added ps fluid a couple times. I assume its the pressure line and the fan and belt are whirling the fluid all over thats why theres so much saturation. Any ideas/suggestions/prices? What do I do and how hard is it??

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    Re: power steering

    First clean the area with degreaser and then run the car and look for where exactly the leak is comming from. My dad's '89 deVille was leaking from the pressure line and it needed a new rack & pinnion. We had the same situation as you by not being able to tell where the hell it was leaking from.

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    Figurd it out!! Just a seal. Easy. The hardest part was cleaning the engine. I replaced the serpentine belt too. Car is running good again.

    If anyone ever has the seal go out on their pump, be careful. If left to go for awhile, like I did, your engine will be saturated all over that side(pulley side,pass side) It was soo bad, my battery cables were loosening and getting the fluid between there. Not a good deal. Make sure you take care of it right away. I'll be surprised if I didn't cause damage to other components like alternator, etc. It did cause the belt to slip and fray as a result from the lubricant fluid getting on the pulleys and the belt kinda slipping and sliding on startup. The belt cost 57$, the seal cost-5$!!! See how much money and headache I coulda saved. 50 bones, that's almost 2 tanks of gas!!

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