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My Peugeot 407 Coupe weeps its power steering fluid.....Ive

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My Peugeot 407 Coupe weeps its power steering fluid.....I've had it looked at and without I understand some stripping out the precise cause/culprit cannot be determined..hose or reservoir?...........BUT why bother...having purchased the correct p/s fluid and topped it up it [over some time] just makes a mess of the road...........and the steering works basically ok without topping up.......on a long straight run it snatches a bit when you first turn but after that no probs........Is it going to be really silly money to sort??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Peugeot
Expert:  Mark replied 2 years ago.

Mark :

Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try help you with this.

Mark :

You might find that when it comes to get the MOT done then depending on how bad it is, it could fail the test.

Mark :

Slight weeping is usually allowed but if it looks worse or can be seen to be dripping when tested it will fail.

Customer:

Hi Mark...has had 2 MOTs in my ownership and thus has not been an issue and don't anticipate it will be since the weep is just that....BUT if I wanted to have it tackled the otherpart of my question is it likely in your experience to be silly money to address

Mark :

The worst case scenario would be it needing a new rack and pipework.

Mark :

The time to replace the rack is about 4 hours depending on engine etc.

Mark :

You can probably add at least one hour if it were also getting the pipes done.

Customer:

its the 2.2 petrol......and a cracked reservoir?

Mark :

Prices for racks can vary between suppliers and also if new or recon.

Customer:

Sorry for my ignorance on this...so the rack contains the reservoir [where the fliud goes]

Mark :

No,

Mark :

The reservoir is a separate part but it could be built into the pump.

Mark :

It also has the connections for attaching the pipes so it could damaged threads causing the leak etc.

Mark :

What year is the car?

Customer:

So the reservoir will be a further cost although I'm unclear on the rack...if it is the reservoir then one does not do the rack?......I would have thought the rack was not a 'consummable' as such and would tend to last the life of the car..

Customer:

07 plate

Mark :

Racks do wear out, leak etc.

Mark :

If the reservoir is leaking then you would not need to replace the rack.

Customer:

OK.......I think I'm there......will chat with you shortly on the other question I posted

Mark :

Hi

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