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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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1965 power steering pump leaking. How to stop?

My 65 power steering pump is leaking. It all began when I moved the bracket holding the back of the pump out of the way to get to the oil sending unit at the base of the engine. At first I thought it was the return line or nipple may have cracked. But its farther up. It looks to be where the bolt comes out that holds the bracket. It leaks pretty good to. I first thought it was oil but now I found its leaking through the bolt hole.


Any ideas of what I can do?,



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Ok I think i found the issue. There is a thin nut in between the canister and the bracket. I thought it was welded in. When I took the bracket off I found it was really loose - I tightened and waiting to see if it leaks. Easy fix if that's all there is.

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I also has a leak in my Convertible PS. It was the seat inside the hose. We replaced that seat (they’re cheap!) and we solved the issue. I’m happy you have fix that leak.


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I also has a leak in my Convertible PS. It was the seat inside the hose. We replaced that seat (theyíre cheap!) and we solved the issue. Iím happy you have fix that leak.


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Ok I think i found the issue. There is a thin nut in between the canister and the bracket. I thought it was welded in. When I took the bracket off I found it was really loose - I tightened and waiting to see if it leaks. Easy fix if that's all there is.
You probably have it sorted, the thin nut seals the pressure outlet of the pump by pressing on an internal fibre washer, guaranteed to leak if it's louse..
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[quote=watto1;10190304]You probably have it sorted, the thin nut seals the pressure outlet of the pump by pressing on an internal fibre washer, guaranteed to leak if it's loose..
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