Had a power steering leak get progressively worse over the last 4-5 months or so. Finally after sitting for a few days, i noticed today there was about a 1 foot wide circle in my driveway.
Started to do some research and came across some information that Ford says to use ATF
, Mercon V to be exact, and not powersteering fluid (funny how you can use power steering fluid in a POWER STEERING SYSTEM). Anyways, I've been running power steering fluid for a couple years now. Could it have torn up a seal and be leaking now? Where would it normally start to leak as I can pinpoint where its coming from.
Today I did a flush with STP Mercon V that i got from AutoZone. I just sucked out as much as i could out of the reservoir, refill with ATF
, then start the truck and turn the wheel left and right for a few minutes. Then repeat the process until i went through 2 quarts of ATF
. Stuff that came out was pretty dark, and whats in the reservoir now is pretty bright Red, so I'd like to think i got atleast most of it. The last fill I added in Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak to see if that would help any. We'll see.
Any ideas where the leak could be coming from? I've finally fixed every oil, transmission, and fuel leak on the truck, now its just this last one!
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1996 Cali F350 CCFB, 7.3 PSD, 2wd SAS, w/ 380,000 miles.
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