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Re: DIY Power Steering Fluid Leak Fix

Come to think of it, I still have a bunch of Toyota oil filters for mine too. And the original OM, etc. I tried to sell the FSM on Fleabay a couple of years ago and had 0 hits.

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Just found a brand new air filter for my T-100 in my garage while cleaning it out.

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Thank you ridgeaz!!!! I was starting to hear the power steering whine on my RL a few weeks ago and I became worried that I might need a new pump. I called my local Honda dealership and they wanted $55 just to diagnose the problem (SNAP!!!). In my desperation and pride to NOT pay someone $$ simply to look at my truck when I knew I could figure it out on my own, I turned to my buddies here on ROC and watched the DIY video on this post. What great info everyone had for this problem! After it was all said and done, I did end up sending my wife to the Honda dealership....for a 57 cent washer!!! I installed it within minutes and suddenly the problem was solved! Thanks again guys for saving me some coin!!!
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Re: DIY Power Steering Fluid Leak Fix

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Hello forum members. I've been a long time reader to this forum and I like to really thank everyone for sharing their knowledge so we can do our own maintenance and know we did it right. A month ago, I had no idea how to even change my engine oil. Anyways, I have a 06, and I'm not sure when the power steering fluid started to leak but it got my attention a few months ago. The leak is very slow and can be hard to notice. You need a flashlight and look closely for spill lines underneath the power steering cylinder. I came across this video and this guy is absolutely awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf-_qp1y4yc.
I reproduced the spill in my truck as illustrated in the video. This afternoon I ordered the o-ring and installed it. With the new o-ring, I have not been able to reproduce the fluid spill as before. The o-ring cost 60 cents and it may have just fixed my leak problem without spending hundreds of dollars changing rack/pinion. I know some folks here have power steering leaks and if you are without warranty like me, you might want to try this fix (if you can reproduce the spill or produce air bubbles).

Note: I used a 10mm wrench (the closed end) for the bolt. The bolt is in a frustrating location and hard to get to. You can get to it by getting your left hand/arm underneath all the cables on the left side. There is no washer, just a bolt. Service manual says 8 lb.ft torque for the bolt so go easy on it. The o ring may be inside the threads if you don't see it on the plastic tube. The part number in video is correct. That's it, be careful not to lose the bolt and good luck!

Mine has the air bubbles but not the leak........still the same issue???
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Re: DIY Power Steering Fluid Leak Fix

Anyone have the part number for this O ring on the ridgeline? I have the noise and the bubbles and figured I'd try this first
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This is the p/n for the 13x1.9mm o-ring that goes on the inlet joint. I believe that's the one you're referencing.
91345-PAA-A01

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thanks, this will be my saturday project
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Here's an interesting link of someone doing this on an Accord. I think you'll have the larger part of your day free for other stuff.

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/sh...d.php?p=606221

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I feared a PS pump replacement, thanks to this thread noise and air are gone. Thanks ROC!
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Re: DIY Power Steering Fluid Leak Fix

THANK YOU!! Saved over $1000. 2009 Ridgeline - can't fit a swivel in their but yes to the 10mm box wrench. Don't drop the bolt - bounced into the slap guards and had to jack the truck up and feel around. Would really be a 15 minute job if it goes smoothly - also took the hose off the top to give some room in there.




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Hello forum members. I've been a long time reader to this forum and I like to really thank everyone for sharing their knowledge so we can do our own maintenance and know we did it right. A month ago, I had no idea how to even change my engine oil. Anyways, I have a 06, and I'm not sure when the power steering fluid started to leak but it got my attention a few months ago. The leak is very slow and can be hard to notice. You need a flashlight and look closely for spill lines underneath the power steering cylinder. I came across this video and this guy is absolutely awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf-_qp1y4yc.
I reproduced the spill in my truck as illustrated in the video. This afternoon I ordered the o-ring and installed it. With the new o-ring, I have not been able to reproduce the fluid spill as before. The o-ring cost 60 cents and it may have just fixed my leak problem without spending hundreds of dollars changing rack/pinion. I know some folks here have power steering leaks and if you are without warranty like me, you might want to try this fix (if you can reproduce the spill or produce air bubbles).

Note: I used a 10mm wrench (the closed end) for the bolt. The bolt is in a frustrating location and hard to get to. You can get to it by getting your left hand/arm underneath all the cables on the left side. There is no washer, just a bolt. Service manual says 8 lb.ft torque for the bolt so go easy on it. The o ring may be inside the threads if you don't see it on the plastic tube. The part number in video is correct. That's it, be careful not to lose the bolt and good luck!
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