View Full Version : Brake and Steering leak?

05-12-2009, 01:03 PM
So... Here I am reading around the FAQ when I find the article about flushing the steering system, since I haven't had power steering in months (or brakes)...

I'm thinking, maybe I can do that instead of buying new Rack and Pinion and pump... Well, after I go buy the fluid and get some stands from my father. I think to myself... Why didn't I just check the fluid levels?! So I check, and sure enough dry... Or atleast dry enough to cut out the "Power" in Power Steering. So I put about 1/8 of a quart in to head home. Start the car, and yay, Steering again!!! Granted with much whining.

I get home and I check the level again, and its down again, so I go to put more in, (I have ADD... lol) when I think... ~~~~ maybe I should check out the damn brakes too... Non-existant... Lol I put about a quart of brake fluid in, and it sucked it all down... Yay. Heh.

So I go inside for a bit. Come out later. Two fresh dribbles on the ground... I located the one leading to my Power Steering cooler (so tiny, lol). The other one under the brake fluid reservoir... I felt all around the thing and found some fresh fluid at the base "Stem" of the Reservoir (see pic). I felt like plastic molding lines, if you will, or a crack down there. No chance of seeing at the moment.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/samishi/th_DSC00702.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/samishi/?action=view&current=DSC00702.jpg)http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/samishi/th_DSC00703.jpg (http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b142/samishi/?action=view&current=DSC00703.jpg)

Should those lines on the PS cooler be back that far?
Is it common place for these fluid resevoirs to crack? (Car has over 200k miles on it, and its a 92)