Technical power steering leak

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Technical power steering leak

Curt Davis

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Hi guys
Ive not long bought a 1.9jtd marea on a 51 plate.. ive had two before and love the cars
My problem is ive got a leak on the power steering rack.
Was wondering
1) how big a job it is ( can u get it off without dropping the engine etc )
2) where to get one and how much it would be approx..
I have seen an old tread on here who mentions a bloke in lye stourbridge is he still going???
Also would ANY rack fit off a marea or would i have to get one for this model and year!!
Hope you can help
Curt
 

Neverth

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Any rack should fit (scrapyards), and engine should stay in car.
Subframe might need to come off to unhook it.
 
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Curt Davis

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When u say any rack will fit. Will a fiat bravo one fit?? I know the mareas are few and far between in the scrap yards these days but i know there are a few bravos out there?
On another point do u know what the light is to the left of the air bag warning light? Its like a box with two " brake lights " on it with stop in the box? I only noticed it the other day as it only comes on when i brake? Although i have just replaced all the rear and front brakes!!!!
 

Neverth

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The light is brakelight warning light.
One from bravo should fit, but you need the balljoints transferred from marea.
Tipo/tempra/brava/o/marea should all share the same frame
Cannot check for sure as the forum ePER is throwing 503 errors everywhere.
They have different turns on the steeringwheel on lock-to-lock, but 0.2 turns seems to be the biggest difference.
If all else fails, use welder :D
 

andy ilsf

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i have had the same prob ever since i've had my 19jtd w/ender it drips down front end of course round about the lower radiator side theres a pipe running across i was told once and a bodge it job from a hydrolic engineer could fix it but i would need to get the pipe off first tbh it passes the mot each yr its not a prob i keep it topped up so i think what the heck leave as it is lol.let me know how you got on m8..
 
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