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156 2.0ts power steering leak/ failure

driving home tonight and power steering went completely. i was on a straight piece of road and managed to muscle it into a layby, thats where it decided to dump the remaining fluid. had to drive it the remaining 7 miles home (mostly straight roads thank god) where i got it on the ramps straight away, after topping up a little more fluid i located where i believe the leak to be. its a major leak as the fluid stays in fopr a matter of seconds, and its not been leaking at all the past 3 months iv had the car.

has any one hed similar or the same leak? idealy id like to do it my self (not just because im handy with a spanner and a cheep skate but because i dont want to cause more damage driving it another 5 miles across town to the local dealer)

its comming from here (see pics) and i think its the pipe. its below the brake fluid resivoir, at the bottom, to the left of the gear link counter weight and its the pipe that appears to be sitting on something.
any ides where each end goes?



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Re: 156 2.0ts power steering leak/ failure


This was taken this evening, i have answered my own questions after some inspection in the daylight, but thought id let you all know the findings as i think they are shocking (hoping mine is a one off)

The piece out lined in blue is the area that is photographed. it has been rubbing the pipe so badly its worn completly through! I think it would be worth people using the 1st 4 pictures to locate this area and see if your pipe too is rubbing.

i have cut the pipe to the left of the rubbed area so i could photograph it for you all, and my solution is this:

remove battery and battery tray, follow the pipe back to beneath this area. disconnect it from its rubber connection.
cut it where i have.
get some high quality 12mm internal diameter piping (il be using some sourced from a hydrolics specialist next door to my dads work) and clamp it either side of the cut.

then il ensure its well away from ever rubbing again!

hope this may help some one whos pipe is also rubbing and they do not know.

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