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Power Steering cooler leaking

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Power Steering cooler leaking

Post by AVI-8 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:32 pm

Hi folks, as above it looks like my power steering cooler has a bad leak, I’ve lots of fluid dripping from below the radiator.

I can’t find a write up or you tube video in how to do this job, and was wondering if any of you guys had done yours. I can’t see how to get to it without possibly pulling the front bumper off to get a better look.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Car is a 2006 3.0D

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Power Steering cooler leaking

Post by marti » Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:18 pm

Pull the bumper off its quite easy.

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Power Steering cooler leaking

Post by AVI-8 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:22 pm

Hi, yes, it looks like bumper off, electric fan off in order to expose the passenger side plastic clip which holds the rad to the condenser, possibly intercooler removal, difficult to tell until it’s exposed.
I would have thought with the age of these cars that it would have been a common problem but it appears not.
I’ll take some pictures along the way and do a mini write up if it helps anyone else.
Thanks

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