Go to England to get a Rover steering box rebuild kit they're cheap. These were held on with some factory locking compound, but were not overly tight. The pump is on the drivers side in the front of the engine. From the pump, the hydraulic pipes go to the steering box that is situated on the driver's side. Get your small extension and a ratchet and remove the bolts. So have I put the wrong fluid in? A leaking steering box can be fixed, but not all fixes are successfull.
That is where I usually start looking for used parts. On my vehicles I simply run a progressive change, every service I pull the reservoir oil out and replace it. Refer to all torque specs on page 6-14 of your workshop manual. A good while after last call the fluid stumbles out of the Power Steering box and into the low pressure line. Mainly because I have ace and want to put the correct stuff in that. You can also sort by distance to find a yard close to you. The process is different but similar.
The system is totally flushed and any contaminants flushed away too. Instead, I used a small block of wood and a hammer to hammer the backside of the pulley as I spun it. Im not doubting Biggees knowledge and its probably only sales talk but I thought it was worth posting just in case. While holding the tensioner down, slide the belt off of the power steering pump pulley, making note of how it runs. In a few days, check the power steering fluid level in your Discovery to make sure you don't have a leak. I have a lot of Mercedes Benz synthetic that I use in my Mercedes' ;would that be ok? Regularly changing your transmission fluids is one of the best ways to increase the lifespan of your transmission.
Too loose and it won't seal correctly. You need to clean and trace down the source of the leak. Tools necessary: 9mm Allen Wrench, Long handle. Lay-out : On the passenger side, the pump is situated and also 2 high pressure hoses that are screwed into the pump. You have to slide the pump and the bracket forward away from the engine to remove it. This video shows you how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks in your 1998 Land Rover Discovery.
If you want to go a bit further and replace the rest of the seals, continue reading. You should be able to break it loose with the wrench, and then un-thread it the rest of the way by hand. A reseal kit can be found on or possibly even cheaper other places. Be careful of over-swinging with the hammer, your radiator is the part that will stop your swing if you miss the pulley. Failure to replace this fluid will result in compromised braking performance. We supply plenty of quality brands and genuine options to choose from! Do I just open the nut and connect tubing to it with the other end in the reservoir????? This information will typically be located in the back of the manual in a section title fluid capacities and specifications. For now, a quick walk through: Sooner or later you have to take the pump off of the engine.
From floor mats to filters to complete engines, we carry the widest range of parts and accessories for your Land Rover you will find anywhere! A small power steering fluid leak can make your Discovery hard to turn. Now would also be a fine time to loosen up all of the 10mm bolts on the front of the mounting plate. My full flush method is a hybrid method of the 2 ways described above. That's all, if you have any questions please refer to your workshop manual. Have about 4 litres of fluid and another person on standby. Don't forget to remove the bracket securing the trans cooler lines, if it's still there. Take out the two bolts pictured below.
Mainly because I have ace and want to put the correct stuff in that. At some point you should take the adapter out of the pressure side and replace the o-ring. Resealing the power steering pump is not the best method for a long term fix. You should be able to break it loose with the wrench, and then un-thread it the rest of the way by hand. All Replacement brand items are backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty. I feel sorry for the suckers that believe the Stealerships are the gods to keep your blessed Rover running for 500K miles. The weather has been too bad for me to get under the car to have a proper look but from what I can gather the reservoir fluid goes to a pump and then on to the power steering unit.
While holding the tensioner down, slide the belt off of the power steering pump pulley, making note of how it runs. Hi a friend of mine has a 2004 td5 that had a leaking power steering box which I have just replaced for him I used just normal power steering fluid in it but he is a bit worried as some one told him that it needs a special type of fluid and that's why the seals went in the first place? That's all, if you have any questions please refer to your workshop manual. There are three or four 13mm bolts holding the bracket to the head. There is an important difference however. My full flush method is a hybrid method of the 2 ways described above. Before adding power steering fluid, be sure to check your owners manual to determine what type of power steering fluid to add to your Discovery. They arent overly tight, so you can likely remove them without much hassle.
Replace your aged or defective part, today. Get your small extension and a ratchet and remove the bolts. For now, a quick walk through: Sooner or later you have to take the pump off of the engine. Wolf, After so long I would have thought you might have read the label. Wiped down everything pretty clean so that I could observe leaks if still there when reassembled. Check the lines over carefully though, they do tend to go bad, and now would be a good time to replace them. That is where I usually start looking for used parts.