Power Steering Leak

   / Power Steering Leak #1  

bindian

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I had a power steering fluid leak, on the Big RED Beast, right at the 90 degree bent line going into the inboard actuator fitting. It was a pin hole that cannot be seen, but really sprays when turning lock to lock. I think Top Flight's computer parts page said $24 something, but adding shipping of $8.30, it totaled $57 dollars and change. So that was a 100% markup for Mahindra parts!
ouch, Brandi
 
   / Power Steering Leak #2  
Filling and Air Bleeding for Power Steering System
-->Fill the reservoir with recommended oil up to the upper
level mark on the dipstick *** filler
step1:Check the oil level and refill oil such that the level is
between upper and lower level marks
step2:Repeat this procedure three times, each time checking
level and refilling the reservoir if required.
step3:Start the engine and let it idle for 2 minutes.
step4:Shut the engine off and check the fluid level in the
reservoir again, top-up if required.
step5:Start the engine and steer the vehicle from full left to full
right positions five times. Check the oil level and top-up
oil if required.
Power steering maintanance
note:1)Top up fluid level in reservoir as necessary.
2)Comply with the manufacturers specifications for
replacing the filter, first change after 50 hrs. and then
1000 hrs. subsequently.
3)Check the size of tires.Check tire pressure.
shada...
 
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#3  
Filling and Air Bleeding for Power Steering System
-->Fill the reservoir with recommended oil up to the upper
level mark on the dipstick *** filler
step1:Check the oil level and refill oil such that the level is
between upper and lower level marks
step2:Repeat this procedure three times, each time checking
level and refilling the reservoir if required.
step3:Start the engine and let it idle for 2 minutes.
step4:Shut the engine off and check the fluid level in the
reservoir again, top-up if required.
step5:Start the engine and steer the vehicle from full left to full
right positions five times. Check the oil level and top-up
oil if required.
Power steering maintanance
note:1)Top up fluid level in reservoir as necessary.
2)Comply with the manufacturers specifications for
replacing the filter, first change after 50 hrs. and then
1000 hrs. subsequently.
3)Check the size of tires.Check tire pressure.
shada...
Uh............your telling me this?:confused: Me, an aircraft mechanic for 32 years?:rolleyes: How about fill the reservoir, start her up, no leaks noted, turn the wheels lock to lock...........get on her and go spread 14 yards of crushed concrete.:cool:
I do have a question...................why do you say check the size of tires?:confused::confused:

Brandi
 
   / Power Steering Leak #4  
Possibly because they could have worn uneven and might stress the diff if 4wd is engaged ;)
 
   / Power Steering Leak #5  
Brandi that's great to hear from you "aircraft mech.."
reason to check tyres is possible of Unequal tire pressure....
i read u r blog it's intresting to read....
i came to know that u r a left handed...
and u r mom makes Ginger Ale and Sherbet on new years eve
................... and still lot to read....:)
since May 2009 there are no posts in that blog(MahindraUSA Website):mad:
do add some posts............:D
 
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#6  
Brandi that's great to hear from you "aircraft mech.."
reason to check tyres is possible of Unequal tire pressure....
i read u r blog it's intresting to read....
i came to know that u r a left handed...
and u r mom makes Ginger Ale and Sherbet on new years eve
................... and still lot to read....:)
since May 2009 there are no posts in that blog(MahindraUSA Website):mad:
do add some posts............:D

You stated to check tire size. What does tire size and unequal tire pressure have to do with a thread on a power steering leak? If you liked the blog..........................tell Mahindra to bring it back.
Can you fill out your Public profile so can know where you are coming from?
hugs, Brandi
 
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#7  
Possibly because they could have worn uneven and might stress the diff if 4wd is engaged ;)

Manganos,:)
I agree with you.;) But all this doesn't apply to a power steering leak:rolleyes:, which was a stress crack:eek: in the inside radius of the bend.
hugs, Brandi
 
 
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