Re: [Chrysler300] Leaking Power Steering Pump
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Re: [Chrysler300] Leaking Power Steering Pump

This leak is very typical and the fluid will gather at the lowest point on the pump and then drip onto the lower radiator hose.   The rebuild kits are inexpensive and will contain a new o-ring that goes b/w the pump and reservoir as well as the gasket for the inside of the reservoir around the attachment bolts.  The pump has an exceptionally long service life, unless run low on fluid.  The repair is not difficult if you can handle removal and replacement of the ps pump assembly.   I recommend getting the ps belt tightening tool from Bob Merritt for proper tensioning:  1964 uses actual power steering fluid, not ATF.   If it has ATF it should be flushed out.  Modern ps fluid works fine.
Carl Bilter
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Leaking Power Steering Pump

if it's like the one on my 61's and 62's, there is a large o-ring that goes around the front of the pump that is supposed to seal the front lip of the reservoir.  It usually is supplied in the rebuild kit.
On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 2:20 PM, Donald Nissen fast-ace@xxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all, I need some help from the 300K experts, or anyone who knows.
My pump is leaking, small so far. It is not from front seal behind the
pulley. It is also not from either hose. It seems to be wet on the
bottom of were the reservoir meets the pump. Does this mean it is
leaking from the rear of the pump, and the pump needs replacing or is it
the seal between the two? Or is it impossible to tell? All the
rebuilders I have checked so far supply the pump without reservoir and
pulley. Otherwise the power steering is fine-just annoying leak & I
want to get this fixed before Elkhart. Any help greatly appreciated.

Don Nissen, 300K

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have." ... Thomas Jefferson


Posted by: "Carl" <cbilter@xxxxxxxxx>

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