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Anyone ever have a PS leak??

I searched everywhere for info or tips.

Only found some useless generic youtubes.

My 2011 200 3.6 slowly developed a PS leak, occasional drips.

Curious as to what anyone else has found to be the cause.

Anyone changed the hoses? Is it a big job for an old timer?

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Randy
 

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The first order of business is to locate the leak source. Typically it is either the steering gear (rack & pinion), reservoir, fluid lines, hoses/cooler or pump.
Fluid tends to run downwards (gravity) and backwards (road draft), but wind turbulence underneath the car can blow it around. If this is the case, the area may need degreasing & drying before a diagnosis can be made.
There are UV dyes that can be added to the fluid for leak tracing, but you may not need to go that far.

Access underneath car is variable. An 18mm flare wrench may be needed for line fittings. Disconnecting the steering column & tie-rod ends & possibly dropping down the cross-member to access the steering gear may be difficult in a driveway. Rust may or may not be an issue.
Use ATF+4 fluid meeting Chrysler MS-9602 only.
Always diagnose first.

RESERVOIR:
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PUMP:
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PLUMBING & COOLER:
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GEAR:
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I appreciate your reply but took the car to a shop and they replaced the pressure hose.

Thanks
Randy

The first order of business is to locate the leak source. Typically it is either the steering gear (rack & pinion), reservoir, fluid lines, hoses/cooler or pump.
Fluid tends to run downwards (gravity) and backwards (road draft), but wind turbulence underneath the car can blow it around. If this is the case, the area may need degreasing & drying before a diagnosis can be made.
There are UV dyes that can be added to the fluid for leak tracing, but you may not need to go that far.

Access underneath car is variable. An 18mm flare wrench may be needed for line fittings. Disconnecting the steering column & tie-rod ends & possibly dropping down the cross-member to access the steering gear may be difficult in a driveway. Rust may or may not be an issue.
Use ATF+4 fluid meeting Chrysler MS-9602 only.
Always diagnose first.

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PLUMBING & COOLER:
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GEAR:
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