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Author Subject: Power steering and fuel leak???
tomtom

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Post #1
Just bought a rallye and have found a few problems, ive got most of them covered and will be dealing with most of them tomorrow or next week (service, radiator, vibration through the dash) but i have just found that there is a power steering fluid leak, i cant see where it ia coming from put it is dripping from the drivers side around the bulkhead area, does anyone have any idea where this could be coming from and if so the best way about solving it? There is also a uel leak coming from around the same area.
Cheers
Posted 13th Apr 2008 at 22:29
fletch

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Post #2
Fuel leak is most likely from the green and white cubes or where plastic green/white connectors meet the fuel hose near the cambelt cover.

Poke around the power steering pipes - follow them from the pump - aux belt drives it on the offside of the engine
Posted 13th Apr 2008 at 22:32
paul_gti6_uk

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Post #3
Highly likely it is your steering ram if the oil is dripping from underneath. Mine went not to long ago. I think a new ram was about 125 from the pug dealer. Make sure you get the correct one as the one for the gti6 is different to the other 306 models as the ram is what limits the steering lock to the right. Get the wrong one and you shall fail your MOT as the front left wheel shall hit the gearbox on full lock.

I'll go along with Fletch as to the fuel leak, those white and green 90 degree plastic cubes are where the leak is 99% of the time. I had to use cable ties to make my fuel hose grip onto them better to prevent leaking.

As for the dash vibrating, good luck fixing that one!! Mine vibrates but its a massive job taking it out to try and put washers where you'd want them to help prevent vibrations. I did find that the A-pillars can vibe on the dash where the tongue goes under the dash, a wedge sorted that out on mine. The other bit that vibrates on mine is the centre bit where all the controls are. I keep meaning to pull those bits off and fit sponge pads behind them but I just havent gotten around to it yet. I also have an annoying vibration on the rear LH side somewhere, I have yet to find that one LOL

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Posted 13th Apr 2008 at 22:39
tomtom

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Post #4
Cheers guys thats been a great help. I'll have it up on the ramp tomorrow and i'll be able to get a betta look at it then. As for the vibration ats not the dash its from the front end wen travelling at around 70mph+, ive been told tht it will be due to the cyclones not being balanced correctly and if i get them balanced and have the tracking done it should cure the problem.
Posted 13th Apr 2008 at 23:59
paul_gti6_uk

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Post #5
Ah the 70+ wobbles. When I had my tyres fitted last time it went which meant they had the balancing right Smile Then as the fronts wore I swap fronts for rears and as soon as I did that the damn 70+ wobbles came back! That will teach me for doing what i did LOL

New tyres soon anyway though as the edges are dead now and they wont pass an MOT Sad

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Posted 14th Apr 2008 at 00:24
tabbbster

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Post #6
Sounds like the power steering ram thats leaking. I've just done mine. Its not a hard job just fiddly. Part No. is 4011.53 at a cost of 128 from pug.

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Posted 14th Apr 2008 at 02:29
mechanical_repairs

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Post #7
I can get these rams, they are genuine ones and are cheaper than the above, will check into it for you tomorrow and post back.

Carl

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Posted 14th Apr 2008 at 02:35
tomtom

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Post #8
Thanks for that guys. Only been using this forum for a short time and im finding it is a great source for information. Does anyone know if there is a guide on here for fitting the power steering ram?
Posted 14th Apr 2008 at 03:09
paul_gti6_uk

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Post #9
Wear OLD clothes, they are going to be getting at minimum some but more than likely a lot of hydraulic fluid on them LOL

I think there is a guide somewhere on here, try a search in the FAQ bit of the forum. Short of that it in no particular order it is undo the big nut that attaches the ram to the rack. Undo the two nuts that hold the pipes onto the ram that feed it its hydraulic oil. Undo the two bolts that hold the body of the ram to the car. This is from memory though and I changed it some time ago so I have probably forgotten something.

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Posted 14th Apr 2008 at 04:55
jord294

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Post #10
mechanical_repairs wrote:
I can get these rams, they are genuine ones and are cheaper than the above, will check into it for you tomorrow and post back.

Carl


sorry to bring up old post

but what sort of price can you do them delivered for please carl ???

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Posted 8th Dec 2010 at 21:36
mechanical_repairs

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Post #11
These are now no longer available new and are hard work to source, there are a few dotted around as old stock, just a heads up.

Carl

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MOT station now open, tests £35 with a free retest.
Recovery available with a recovery unit, for those not so local jobs

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Posted 6th Aug 2013 at 08:59
stan_306gti6 Forum Admin

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Post #12
LOL

Carl, it took you three years to reply...Laugh

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