[nikonf4] Re: Power Steering

  • From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx>
  • To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2010 01:26:19 -0800

        That's how much it costs nowadays?  Am afraid your case isn't isolated 
one.  I think replacing the steering system is pretty difficult.  It doesn't 
have much tolerance to make it work right without leaks.  How much fluid do you 
lose a month?

Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP
Lakewood, WA U.S.A.
2010 / 11 / 22          01:26 PST

On Nov 21, 2010, at 2208 , Eric Welch wrote:

> 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.
>> 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. 

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