My 98 is making a bad whining noise, After WCBF the car has been leaking the majority of the PS fluid out of the resivor in a matter of days. Large puddle in the garage.
What is the easiest way to change the hose..I'm guessing its the 70 dollar hose vs the 12 dollar one that is bad. I dont mind spending a 100 and fixing them both assuming I'm doing the work myself instead of taking it to a mechanic. it is either something on the pump itself or one of the hoses. i'm thinking it is the hose that bolts on. but there is fluid everywhere and I degreased it and presure washed it and still cant tell where it is coming from.
So to my questions
whats the easiest way to pull the lines? just unbolt them while the PS pump is mounted? or pull the 2 bolts holding the power steering pump and disconnect them then?
My only fear is it is a seal on the pump itself is leaking, not looking forward to swapping the pulley over
I'll probably swap a JY pump if thats the case but the price for the jy pump with the pulley is close to the GMPD reman price without the pulley (gmpd is cheaper on the power steering pump than napa/shucks/autozone by the way).
so any tips or tricks in replacing the lines? what end to unconnect first? Plan on getting doused in power steering fluid?