Re: Power steering stop leak

From: Josh Battles (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2011 - 11:11:17 EDT

I wouldn't use that stuff. Why not just pull the belt?
On Oct 18, 2011 10:09 AM, "Jason Bleazard" <> wrote:

> I've found a bunch of stuff in the store advertising itself as magic
> stop-leak cures for the power steering system. I'm going to replace the
> hoses, but they're going to take a while to get here in the mail and in the
> mean time I'm wondering if I should add any of this stuff. Does it work?
> Does it gum up the pump and steering gear? Is any brand in particular any
> better or worse? What's worse, adding magic "stop leak" or letting the pump
> run dry?
> When I was adding fluid once a week I wasn't too worried. Every couple of
> days was starting to get my attention. Yesterday I had to top it up in the
> morning before heading to work, and it was already howling before I got home
> at night (round trip is around 55 miles).
> Thanks.
> --
> Jason Bleazard Burlington, Ontario
> his: '95 Dakota Sport 4x4, 3.9 V6, 5spd, Reg. Cab, white
> hers: '01 Dakota Sport 4x4, 4.7 V8, Auto, Quad Cab, black

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