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Old December 25th, 2009, 06:51 PM
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Major Problem...Power Steering Hose.

I'm from St. Louis, MO and I'm visiting Family in Wichita, KS. I have a 2006 Range Rover Sport, and I think I have a power steering hose leak. I'm asking everyones thoughts on me driving it home to St. Louis with this problem. Please let me know what you all think.

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Old December 25th, 2009, 07:51 PM
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Major or minor leak? If it is a small leak, keep it full and drive. Either way, worst case is you burn up the pump. I say go for it.
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Thanks shane. I'm not sure which line it is, because it's -3 degrees, and blowing snow, so I really can't tell, especially because there is a ton of snow underneath. There was a small puddle of dark liquid underneath too! I'm not the most mechanically inclined person, however here are the symptoms. Sitting in park at idle I can't turn the steering wheel barely at all, pressing the gas and reving the engine, the steering wheel turns fine, I'm assuming its losing and gaining pressure. I really want to make it home to St. Louis with my wife and 3 yr old son.

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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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I'm sure you will make it fine. If you try to keep it full, it might save your pump. Even shitty gas station power steering fluid will be ok cause it is all going to get drained when you get home. Good luck and be safe.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 08:24 PM
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Awesome Shane, Thank you so much! I'll let you know how everything goes.

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I am very close to Wichita, Kansas. You can drive by my shop Saturday and I will have a look at it.

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Old December 26th, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Hope everything went well. Give us an update please. I'. 2.5 hours from you but I would help also if I could.
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Old December 27th, 2009, 09:55 AM
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Hope everything went well. Give us an update please. I'. 2.5 hours from you but I would help also if I could.
We left Wichita about 10am drove through snow with a shaky Rover through snow most of way back to St. Louis. To make any sort of turn I have to accelerate, otherwise I can't turn the wheel at all....very strange. I'm taking it to Plaza Motors first thing Monday morning. I'll update this thread when I figure out what the problem is. Thanks to Jim and Shane for your thoughts and concern, and a lending hand.

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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:48 PM
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I just got the Range Rover back today! My power steering pump was toast...it mad metal fragments and shavings inside. With a new power steering pump, new battery and a fresh oil change, I'm good to go now! It's a whopping 6 degrees here in STL and the Range fires right up and warms up fairly quickly. Thank God for the extented warranty (Kelly Graham). Thank you everyone for your concern.

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was -2 down here in Springfield this morning. The Discos heated windshield was handy. Glad it all good now.
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