looking for a power steering leak. customer was told it was the pump, i'm taking it on. u guys have been pretty good at saving me time. what is the best way to get ti up on jack stands where it would be the best way to know if it is a hose or the pump
Country: United StatesMake: JaguarModel: s typeYear: 2001Engine: 3.0 L
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On the V6 you can see most of the pump from inside the engine compartment. Fill it with fluid and see if we can find fluid coming out of the front seal. If you have to jack it up you will see the line pretty clear. I would recommend if you are going to replace the pump to also replace that pressure hose from the pump to the rack as those fittings also leak as there is a small oring seal that really cannot be replaced. Also poke a very small hole int he rack and pinion boots just in case the rack is also starting to leak. Let me know how you make out.
i'm raising the car now . do what u said. get back to u
Ok let me know.
the leak is by the plug on the p.s. pump. whats next i cant tell
It could either be that fitting or the pump itself. I would recommend replacing the pump which comes with that fitting and a new pressure line which will slide into the fitting on the pump once installed.
the leak is right above the a/c, by the mount. seems like its coming through the connector on that switch.could that be a power strg. pressure switch thats bad from the looks of it looks like the switch is part of the high pressure hose doesnt look like it threaded on it. i got to get the a/c comp. out of the way ,get a better look . appreciate any suggestions.
Yes it does sound like the power steering line but yes remove that compressor which does not look as bad as it is. Just make sure you properly evacuate the a/c system then remove the 10mm bolt for the line and the four compressor bolts and the drive belt.
i removed the comp. without evacing the system got the switch off it is a seperate piece.that is the leak .i'm going for the switch without replacing the hose. thank u for your advice it was verry helpful
Ok keep me posted on this.
12 years at a Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.