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    power steering leak on mk4 gsi

    as above really. been out in it and noticed a big pool of clear oil on my garage floor when i moved it out! jacked it up and had a look and its everywhere! going to get it in tomorrow to find out what it is but im just wondering if there are any common issues with the power steering on the mk4? seals or pipes? the fluid tank is dry as is the rack! the pipes from the tank to the rack that run at low level are all covered in the stuff so im hoping its a flexi thats gone!!! any ideas would be welcome!

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    nobody ever had any issues with the power steering then???

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    Mine leaks and has done for ages, mines very slow tho so i just top up the tank which in the nigh on 3yrs I've had the car i've only had to do once so i don't let it bother me really

    No idea where it leaks from tho, just that there's lots of fluid on the underside

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    its leaking fairly bad so ill have to see what my mate at the local garage has to say in the morning! anyone know if they are expensive to fix????

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    Could be very expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russo2k5 View Post
    Could be very expensive
    yeah your right! its the formed metal pipe from the tank/pump to the steering rack. part costs £55 but the stealer wants 4hr '@ £70+vat so all in it would be just short of £400. a mate has an garage and he will do it for me for £100 + the part so £163 all in.
    any ideas which option i have gone for???????

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    had it done today! cost me only £60 in labour and £62.50 for the part! happy days! a little cheaper than what vauxhall wanted!

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