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Carson123987
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Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Looks like it sprays fluid when I make left turns. Figured I can make it home if I stay in a straight line. Have a thing of fluid if I need to top it off.

It’s a 2007 F150 with 157K. I was hoping I’d get to 200k, but I may just have to trade this bitch in. I’ll stop at a mechanic and see if it’s worth it. Do y’all have suggestions? I heard K&M and Tony Lee are both good. Maybe Ting at Highland Car Care


Will Cover
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Savannah, GA
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
K&M - ask for Jason.

Highland Car Care - Tinh.

Both are great and honest people / service repair centers.


Upperdecker
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Try it and see what happens


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djangochained
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Tricare on airline


Marlbud
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Of course, you don't have to turn.


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bigrob385series
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
yes you will make it.


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Carson123987
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Thanks baw.

Interesting note - when I was testing it yesterday, every time I turned, it made this horrible humming sound. Today - no sound. I wonder if that stop leak shite works


wickowick
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Can you see where it is leaking?


shawnlsu
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
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Tricare


High as giraffe pussy


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Carson123987
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Yes. Passenger side, looks like it’s coming out of that boot on the PS rack. I think it only comes out on left turns


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kengel2
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Member since Mar 2004
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
The stop leak can work if it's a small leak.

Just keep some fluid in the truck and hope it's a hose. If it's a hose it shouldnt be to bad to fix and you can get 200k.

Just don't burn up the pump.


RoIITide
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Gods country
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Had a Toyota spraying fluid like that one time. Bought 2 bottles of Lucus power steering stop leak thinking no way it would work. Used only one bottle and it never leaked again and we kept the car for probably 5 years after that.



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Carson123987
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
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Just don't burn up the pump.



This is what I’m scared of


kengel2
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Ya, I had a leak in and old mustang. When you start hearing the whine, stop and fill it up.


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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
You will be contributing to either

shutting down the basin bridge
shutting down the MRB

later today


thx
This post was edited on 2/5 at 8:10 am


Impotent Waffle
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Baton Rouge
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
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Highland Car Care - Tinh.


Only dude, I trust. He is bat shite crazy but does great work and will make you laugh.


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Carson123987
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)


Barneyrb
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
I'd be more worried about trans fluid getting on the exhaust manifold or cat convertor and starting a fire.


Steadyhands
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Member since May 2016
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
Even if all of the fluid leaks out, you can still steer, it's just really hard to turn the slower you're going. Old time vehicles didn't have power steering, they had big steering wheel to get more leverage. On a short trip like this you won't burn up the pump...there will be residual fluid that will lubricate things.


Cap Crunch
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re: Can I make it from Lafayette to BR with a power steering fluid leak (also rec a mechanic)
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Looks like it sprays fluid when I make left turns.

Just make 3 rights


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