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Hmmm Power steering pump on V6 - do they leak?

Bit of advice please before I start pulling my engine bay apart. Maybe its the warm weather but my V6 has started dripping power steering fluid over the garage floor. Got underneath the car to have a look and its dripping from the power steering pump but I can't actually see where other than the fact the bottom of the pump is all wet with fluid. The pump itself isn't noisey and its a very slow drip. As close as I can get without taking anything apart, the unions of the pipes look ok to me and the pipes themselves aren't corroded. Anyone had a similar problem - what gives with these pumps? Any knowledge shared welcome - have searched the forum but noone seems to have had similar.
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I had a problem with mine, it wasn't the pump. There is a banjo connector with a 90' elbow on it, the elbow had rusted through. It had also been brazed previousely. Original thread here http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...njo-elbow.html

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Let me know if this is your problem and I'll tell you how I bodged ........ I mean fixed it
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Are you sure it's not oil blowing back from corroded pipes on the oil cooler, it was on mine.
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Before you spend a fortune try 10 worth of sealing fluid. Worked on my steering rack.
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Thanks all for the replies, the banjo at the top looks dry but could be leaking from underneath, It is most definitely power steering fluid because its bright red and has that "odour" which is defo not engine oil. The thing is unless it is one of the 2 pipe connections I don't know if there are any other seals that go - what about the seal on the pulley?
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i had to replace my power steering pump because it was leaking...

changed it for the 164 just because it is the same one just cheaper here!!!
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Mine leaked and needed replacing as well.
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