[nikonf4] Re: Power Steering

  • From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 22:08:25 -0800

The problem is, this rack is only six weeks old. And cost me $900 to replace.

On Nov 21, 2010, at 7:22 PM, Koichi Mac wrote:

> 
>       Power steering is almost always prone for leaks.  It uses a tremendous 
> oil pressure to operate.  None of vehicles I ever owned didn't leak.  Since 
> none are / were too bad, I just keep my eyes on every few months.
> 
> 
> Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
> Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
> 2010 / 11 / 21                19:22 PST
> 
> On Nov 21, 2010, at 0715 , Eric Welch wrote:
> 
>> In my car, it's part and parcel of the A Frame. Everything seems to be good 
>> now. Except the power steering rack that I replaced about six weeks ago is 
>> leaking slightly again. I'll have to keep an eye on it until I can get it in.
>> 
>> On Nov 21, 2010, at 12:05 AM, Koichi Mac wrote:
>> 
>>>     Do you know if your A-frame is OK?  Ball joint is what connects A-frame 
>>> to chassis frame.
>>> 
>>> On Nov 20, 2010, at 1935 , Eric Welch wrote:
>>> 
>>>> In my case, the mechanic said the ball joint broke. 
>>>> 
>>>> On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> It's not clear to me whether it's the ball joint or the CV joint; impact 
>>>>> with a curb can damage either or both. The ball joint isn't connected 
>>>>> directly to the rotating mass however- the CV joint is.
>>>>> 
>>>>> CVJ should go 200K, but some don't. I'd rather have a rear wheel drive 
>>>>> car, but there are so many good cars that are FWD.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Mac is back up, BTW. Doing the updates on the end of a wire instead of 
>>>>> Wi-Fi.
>>>>> 
>>>>> From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
>>>>> To: Nikon F4 <nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> Sent: Sat, November 20, 2010 8:43:17 PM
>>>>> Subject: [nikonf4] CV Joint
>>>>> 
>>>>>   I was guessing the right side too.  Right front wheel tend to run on 
>>>>> more rugged part of the road…driver making steep turn on the right than 
>>>>> on the left…….  The CV joint should last about 200K miles, doesn't it?
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Nov 15, 2010, at 2046 , Dave wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> It takes a lot of miles or impact to break a CV joint and axle. If the 
>>>>>> cause is wear, they should both be replaced. My guess: it's the right 
>>>>>> side. It always fails 141 miles before the left one does :-). What kind 
>>>>>> of car?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx>
>>>>>> To: f4@xxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>> Sent: Mon, November 15, 2010 11:15:56 PM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: Laguna Hills, north of San Diego
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Nope, employed just fine. But the right ball joint and axel are broken 
>>>>>> and will be replaced tomorrow. So I'm taking the day off and laze around 
>>>>>> the house all day, then take the bus to the repair shop to pick it up. 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Nov 15, 2010, at 8:12 PM, Robert McLaughlin wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Great! Another unemployed!
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> I don't think so. I live on the south border of Camp Pendleton. But I 
>>>>>>> have a non-working car at the moment. 
> 

Eric

Memory insists on pining for places it never went, as if life would be better 
just by being different. - Poet Dana Gioia

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