RE: Power steering stop leak

From: BOBBY (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2011 - 13:28:33 EDT


i'd change the pump. that stop leak is bad for the system and could give
out at any time. nothing like a false sense of security and it blows at
the worse time.


On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 10:58 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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