Re: Power steering stop leak

From: Jason Bleazard (
Date: Tue Oct 18 2011 - 13:29:07 EDT

On Tue, October 18, 2011 11:56 am, Michael Maskalans wrote:
> if you're running through that much fluid you've got to have nearly paid
> for a steering box by now…

:-) It just got worse recently. Now I'm curious... looks like I've been
buying fluid since July, and spent $61 so far. Dang. If I had gotten off
my butt sooner, I could have ordered the hoses from Rock Auto for that
much. I've got a ways to go before I hit Canadian Tire's quote of over
$500 though (yes five hundred just for two hoses, labor is extra).

I guess until I get this fixed I'll just get in the habit of checking the
level every time I get in the truck.

On Tue, October 18, 2011 12:18 pm, Josh Battles wrote:
> LOL, I forgot it's a serpenine belt and steering box on your dak. What's
> the ratio and how often are you turning while not moving?

Not sure the ratio, I can try to plan out the parking but jokers like to
park way too close while I'm in the store. I don't have to parallel park
anywhere I normally go.

> your dak is the smallest configuration being short box
> reg cab.

Sorry, I didn't specify... it's the '01, which is almost the heaviest
configuration available (although we went with the 4.7 instead of 5.9, so
it could have been worse).

Jason Bleazard  Burlington, Ontario
'01 Dakota Sport 4x4, 4.7 V8, Auto, Quad Cab, black

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