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Old 07 Feb 2004, 08:13 pm
S. Ramirez
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Default 91 Acura Integra GS Power Steering Fluid Loss

Anyone on this forum know what it will take to fix a leak in the power
steering mechanism of my 91 Integra GS? I have noticed the power steering
fluid level going down finally, after 14 years of not worrying about it. I
looked underneath the car, where I saw fluid leaking around the area where
the arms come out of a mechanism. These arms go to the steering mechanism
of the front wheels. I do not know the correct terminology for these
pieces.

Thanks.

Simon


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Old 07 Feb 2004, 09:23 pm
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Default Re: 91 Acura Integra GS Power Steering Fluid Loss

Steering Boots.
Your steering rack seals are leaking. Either the internal seals are dirty or
the boots are torn and dirt has contaminated the metal causing leaks. If it
has not rusted and boots are OK, then try Auto-RX at auto-rx.com

That fixed my rack.

BTW, you need to have the steering system flushed especially if it has not
been done after 14 years. You may be told that it may leak because of the
flush. We;ll it's already leaking. Flush, drop the autorx in, drive, flush
again.
"S. Ramirez" <sramirez@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Anyone on this forum know what it will take to fix a leak in the power
> steering mechanism of my 91 Integra GS? I have noticed the power steering
> fluid level going down finally, after 14 years of not worrying about it.

I
> looked underneath the car, where I saw fluid leaking around the area where
> the arms come out of a mechanism. These arms go to the steering mechanism
> of the front wheels. I do not know the correct terminology for these
> pieces.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Simon
>
>



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Old 08 Feb 2004, 08:08 am
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Default Re: 91 Acura Integra GS Power Steering Fluid Loss


"Mikey" <%noospaam)mikling@eol.ca> wrote in message
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> Steering Boots.
> Your steering rack seals are leaking. Either the internal seals are dirty

or
> the boots are torn and dirt has contaminated the metal causing leaks. If

it
> has not rusted and boots are OK, then try Auto-RX at auto-rx.com
>
> That fixed my rack.
>
> BTW, you need to have the steering system flushed especially if it has not
> been done after 14 years. You may be told that it may leak because of the
> flush. We;ll it's already leaking. Flush, drop the autorx in, drive, flush
> again.
> "S. Ramirez" <sramirez@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:0XgVb.86823$fH2.63436@twister.tampabay.rr.com ...
> > Anyone on this forum know what it will take to fix a leak in the power
> > steering mechanism of my 91 Integra GS? I have noticed the power

steering
> > fluid level going down finally, after 14 years of not worrying about it.

> I
> > looked underneath the car, where I saw fluid leaking around the area

where
> > the arms come out of a mechanism. These arms go to the steering

mechanism
> > of the front wheels. I do not know the correct terminology for these
> > pieces.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Simon


Thanks, Mikey, this is what I want to know. I am very conscientious about
changing fluids, but the one I've neglected was the power steering fluid,
because there is no procedure anywhere in the service manual, I think, about
how to do it. I'm gonna check again just for sanity sakes.

Simon


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Old 08 Feb 2004, 03:56 pm
Mikey
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Default Re: 91 Acura Integra GS Power Steering Fluid Loss

It's not listed in the owner's manual nor in many service manuals. The
reason is that most owners would have already changed cars by the time it
would cause problems. However, it is simple and involves disconnecting a
return hose, directing it to a container, starting the car, flushing fluid
out. Refill, start car, do a couple of lock to locks or better yet, drive
the car for a while to really circulate the oil. You may put the RX in at
this point. then repeat.

You will see black gold coming out.

Only use Honda PSF BTW.
"S. Ramirez" <sramirez@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Mikey" <%noospaam)mikling@eol.ca> wrote in message
> news:sThVb.13373$c64.7983@nntp-post.primus.ca...
> > Steering Boots.
> > Your steering rack seals are leaking. Either the internal seals are

dirty
> or
> > the boots are torn and dirt has contaminated the metal causing leaks. If

> it
> > has not rusted and boots are OK, then try Auto-RX at auto-rx.com
> >
> > That fixed my rack.
> >
> > BTW, you need to have the steering system flushed especially if it has

not
> > been done after 14 years. You may be told that it may leak because of

the
> > flush. We;ll it's already leaking. Flush, drop the autorx in, drive,

flush
> > again.
> > "S. Ramirez" <sramirez@cfl.rr.com> wrote in message
> > news:0XgVb.86823$fH2.63436@twister.tampabay.rr.com ...
> > > Anyone on this forum know what it will take to fix a leak in the power
> > > steering mechanism of my 91 Integra GS? I have noticed the power

> steering
> > > fluid level going down finally, after 14 years of not worrying about

it.
> > I
> > > looked underneath the car, where I saw fluid leaking around the area

> where
> > > the arms come out of a mechanism. These arms go to the steering

> mechanism
> > > of the front wheels. I do not know the correct terminology for these
> > > pieces.
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Simon

>
> Thanks, Mikey, this is what I want to know. I am very conscientious about


> changing fluids, but the one I've neglected was the power steering fluid,
> because there is no procedure anywhere in the service manual, I think,

about
> how to do it. I'm gonna check again just for sanity sakes.
>
> Simon
>
>



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Old 24 Feb 2004, 08:45 pm
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Default Re: 91 Acura Integra GS Power Steering Fluid Loss

On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 02:13:16 GMT, "S. Ramirez" <sramirez@cfl.rr.com>
wrote:

>Anyone on this forum know what it will take to fix a leak in the power
>steering mechanism of my 91 Integra GS? I have noticed the power steering
>fluid level going down finally, after 14 years of not worrying about it. I
>looked underneath the car, where I saw fluid leaking around the area where
>the arms come out of a mechanism. These arms go to the steering mechanism
>of the front wheels. I do not know the correct terminology for these
>pieces.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Simon
>



sounds like it's time to replace the power steering rack or cap off
the lines and live without it. it's up to you.

if you cap off the lines, just be sure to turn the wheel to the max
left and right when draining the remaining fluid (if there is any).

T-Comm
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