Recent Topics
Cam2 CVT fluid is green, and so is Transtar
by slacktide_bitog - 12/06/19 06:59 PM
Rotating Directional Tires for Dry Conditions
by CharlieBauer - 12/06/19 03:42 PM
Review: My 2011 Prius turned 200K
by The Critic - 12/06/19 03:29 PM
NIB sggcx2 dash cam
by BeerCan - 12/06/19 02:57 PM
Mazda FL22 alternative?
by jayjr1105 - 12/06/19 01:57 PM
Tips for sealing radiator hose
by Parlay_Slow - 12/06/19 01:51 PM
Valvoline
by Koncrete_Cam - 12/06/19 01:32 PM
At home tire rotation protocol question
by NissanMaxima - 12/06/19 12:57 PM
Base oil different in 0W vs 5W?
by doyall - 12/06/19 12:54 PM
Five Gees
by Y_K - 12/06/19 12:31 PM
Valvoline Dex/Merc Label
by 28oz - 12/06/19 12:23 PM
Storing a vehicle- advice please!
by Rolla07 - 12/06/19 11:53 AM
1964 Cub Cadet 100
by Phishin - 12/06/19 11:40 AM
2001 Volvo V70XC 6140 Miles Mobil1 10w-30 HM
by Astro_Guy - 12/06/19 11:22 AM
Blend door motor reset
by otis24 - 12/06/19 11:08 AM
My 68 L36
by JeffKeryk - 12/06/19 10:45 AM
2016 Accord 11,513 Miles Mobil1 5w-30 EP
by Astro_Guy - 12/06/19 10:15 AM
Newest Members
Stahle, BajaBu, Bayoubrad, Fog42, glassmaker
70053 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
92 registered members (alphadog, Blkstanger, 4WD, BAJA_05, BeerCan, 7 invisible), 2,150 guests, and 56 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics298,383
Posts5,134,210
Members70,052
Most Online3,589
Nov 2nd, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Leaking again #5280748 11/29/19 09:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 271
C
cwilliamsws6 Offline OP
OP Offline
C
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 271
Here we go again. I've had to deal with various power steering leaks on my CR-V, and it's got another now!

Last year I replaced the pressure line because it began to leak all over the top and side of my engine, and shortly after that the return line got replaced because a pinhole rusted through on it and it began to spray everywhere. Then I got into an accident about a year ago and had to replace the steering rack because it got cracked on the top and fluid was seeping out of it.

All was fine until today I go to back my car onto the driveway to move some toolboxes into my garage I had on the back seats and in the 5 minutes my car idled on the driveway it left quite a sizable puddle. Checked the p/s reservoir and it was basically empty. Filled it up and drove it to work (~10 min commute at the longest) and I checked the reservoir when I pulled into my spot, and it already needed refilled again.

I don't see any leaking around the reservoir or pump itself, but I did see some wet spots on the firewall and on the steering rack assembly.

Last edited by cwilliamsws6; 11/29/19 09:33 PM.

2007 Honda CR-V LX "The Linoleum Falcon" 210K miles
HK conv 5w20, STP blue bottle, PrimeGuard POF4610 filter.
"Bad decisions make good stories."
Re: Leaking again [Re: cwilliamsws6] #5280797 11/29/19 11:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,194
D
dogememe Offline
Offline
D
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 2,194
I'm assuming you know you have to use Honda-specific PS fluid? I've seen too many Honda systems leak from o-rings and gaskets shortly after expensive repairs due to using the wrong stuf.


2010 Ford Escape 2.5 ~102K Miles: Castrol Magnatec 5W-20, Wix Filter.
2001 Chevy Suburban 5.3 ~289K Miles: Unknown Oil, Filter.
Re: Leaking again [Re: cwilliamsws6] #5280819 11/30/19 01:57 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,347
The Critic Online Crying
Online Crying
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 21,347
Instead of complaining, go inspect your car and figure out where it is leaking from. We can't help you with the diag this time; you'll have to figure that part out yourself. If the system is leaking as much as you described then the leak should be fairly obvious.


2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 200K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 142K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: Leaking again [Re: cwilliamsws6] #5280832 11/30/19 02:48 AM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 172
J
Jetsfan421 Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 172
There are only so many things that can be wrong here so start checking off the list.
1.ps lines
2.pump
3.rack and pinion
4.fluid reservoir
Good luck and God bless.

Re: Leaking again [Re: cwilliamsws6] #5280974 11/30/19 09:36 AM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,675
B
bullwinkle Offline
Offline
B
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,675
Unless you have a lift & an alignment rack, it’s better to farm out this one. I asked my local Indy mechanic about replacing racks recently (the one in my MGM could be better), he stated that he sometimes has to replace one several times (aligning every time) before he gets a good reman!


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: Leaking again [Re: dogememe] #5280980 11/30/19 09:51 AM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,609
G
Gebo Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,609
Originally Posted by dogememe
I'm assuming you know you have to use Honda-specific PS fluid? I've seen too many Honda systems leak from o-rings and gaskets shortly after expensive repairs due to using the wrong stuf.


He be correct.


'98 LEX LS400 300K
'02 4Runner 245K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K

Shell Gas and Truck & Pennzoil Full Syn HM
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: Leaking again [Re: cwilliamsws6] #5281311 11/30/19 04:32 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 271
C
cwilliamsws6 Offline OP
OP Offline
C
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 271
Yes I'm using the overpriced Honda formula fluid because they have to be special about everything.

Parked the car on a piece of cardboard and ran it and it looks like it's dripping from where the return line connects at. Hopefully I just didn't connect it tight enough and it's nothing more.

If I have to replace the rack again I'm selling the car. It was a $1000 job last time.


2007 Honda CR-V LX "The Linoleum Falcon" 210K miles
HK conv 5w20, STP blue bottle, PrimeGuard POF4610 filter.
"Bad decisions make good stories."
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™