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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-19-2003, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Quick help with PS box leak please!

I replaced my power steering box last weekend, and i thought it was good to go. Yester day though i noticed a leak after my pump reservoir was empty. This is a strange one.

The high presure line line nut is leaking. I see pin point bubbles and small amounts of fluid coming from the base of the line nut where it screws into the box. I can verify that the nut is tight and it is not cross threaded. Both the line and the box are new.

Here is the question: Can i use a little teflon tape to seal those threads? It would seem to be the natural fix, but i am not sure the tape can hold that presure. What do you guys think? Thanks- Tim
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Re: Quick help with PS box leak please!

Did you replace the o-ring that goes on the end of the fitting? I just replaced this line and mine came with new o-rings for each end. I've was told once my a mech at Cat that you can use teflon tape on hydro lines, but don't use the paste.

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