Mechanics

POWER STEERING LEAKING/ CLUTCH LEAK

1985 Nissan 300ZX

Steering problem
1985 Nissan 300ZX 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 145000 miles

MY POWER STEERING HAS BEEN LEAKING FOR ABOUT A YEAR. I'VE JUST KEPT ON TRYING TO KEEP THE FLUID UP. WHAT IS THE USUAL CAUSE OF THE LEAK AND IS IT EASILY REPAIRED OR DO I HAVE TO TAKE IT TO A REPAIR SHOP AND WHAT WILL THEY DO AND COST?
MY CLUTCH IS IN THE SAME CONDITION. LEAKING SO I JUST KEEP THE FLUID LEVEL UP. IT'S STARTING TO LOOK PRETTY GOOEY ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAR. IS THIS ALSO REPAIRABLE AT HOME OR DO I TAKE IT IN AND WHAT IS THE USUAL COST FIX SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THANKS FOR ANY INFO AND HELP, PAT
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Pattayapat
January 14, 2008.




Hi there,

Thank you for the donation.

The power steering leak will be something that you should take to a mechanic, if it is the pump or rack/box these are specialist repair items only, and most mechanics wont even touch them, they will get change over or sub let to a specialist shop. As for the clutch slave cylinder, this is something that you can do with basic hand tools and a bit of careful planing. You will have to remove the slave cyl, (normally two bolts and the hydraulic pip? Hose. If a pipe you should use at special spanner designed for this purpose. Fit the new cylinder and bleed the system. If you intend to do some basic maintenance, invest in a workshop manual, this will give all the information you need, and will make working on you car a pleasure rather than a pain.

Good luck.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Jan 15, 2008.


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