Replacement power steering pump pours fluid out of the back when starting the engine?

Tiny
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I replaced the power steering pump but the new one pours fluid out of the back when I start the engine.
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 AT 10:21 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

There really aren't too many places for it to leak from. Are both the high-pressure and low-pressure hoses tight and in good condition? Also, I believe there is a cooler on this vehicle for the power steering. Are there any leaks in that area that could appear to come from the pump?

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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I bought slightly thicker o rings, and it fixed the problem. The leak was where the high pressure line connects to the pump.
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Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Thanks for the update. I'm glad to know you got it resolved. I had a feeling it was the high-pressure line, but anything is possible.

Take care and feel free to come back anytime in the future.

Joe
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Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 AT 7:59 PM

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