Leaking power steering fluid from pump

Asked by Jan 09, 2018 at 08:05 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have Teflon taped the threads and the used
gasket maker on the out side of the high
pressure inlet hose stopped the leak when
car is off but when I started it it sprayed
everywhere any ideas

4 Answers


it's a compression fitting , the seal isn't made in the threads the flare on the end of the line gets squashed against the other knob end , get the tape off there and clean the actual mating surfaces up , even some know it alls do that , they just don't get it

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So clean it real good and hook it back up and should be good?


Anything you put back together on a car should be clean I think , may be the line is cracked or other problem I don't know but tape doesn't belong on that type of fitting


Never use teflon tape on the power steering system. No only is this unnecessary it can damage the pump or rack if a piece of teflon gets into where it is not supposed to be.

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