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#678693 - 07/06/12 11:14 PM Need help with power steering issue
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Ok so I just bought a 2000 Nissan Xterra with 105,000 miles on it....I noticed a spot on my driveway this morning and found there was power steering all over my suspension on the passenger side. I noticed the leak coming from the return hose to the pump itself. I just wanna know if this is something I can fix myself or do I need to take it to a reapir shop?


Edited by Luxterra (07/06/12 11:16 PM)

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#678694 - 08/06/12 04:31 AM Re: Need help with power steering issue [Re: Luxterra]
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A leaking power steering return hose is quite common and very easy to fix yourself.

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#678695 - 08/06/12 01:58 PM Re: Need help with power steering issue [Re: Nissan_MasterTech]
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Well anyway I can get some help on what kind of tools and the procedure I need to do this?

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#678696 - 08/06/12 02:41 PM Re: Need help with power steering issue [Re: Luxterra]
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Originally Posted By: Luxterra
Well anyway I can get some help on what kind of tools and the procedure I need to do this?


You can download a copy of the FSM section you need, and it will have the steps to repair it IIRC.

BTW - At 105k miles, was the Timing belt and water pump already changed before you bought it?

That's exactly the mileage its supposed to be serviced at, and, some bass turds SELL them instead of doing that maintenance.

Its an interference engine, so, a snapped timing belt can wrech the engine if you're going fast enough when it happens, etc.



Also - You don't say where you are, but a LOT of guys have a "Mod Day", where local members get together to help each other with repairs, modifications, etc.

Its like a party, only there's wrenches in addition to beer/pizza, etc.

laugh



Edited by TJ (08/06/12 02:42 PM)
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#678701 - 08/06/12 10:03 PM Re: Need help with power steering issue [Re: TJ]
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I live in Laramie Wyoming. Im not sure if they have one of those MOD days around here. And as far as the Timing Belt goes, I have no idea but there were alot of new parts placed in my Xterra's engine to include AC compressor and alot of the engines components to include the oil pan and the valve covers. But thanks for the Info im gonna try to fix this myself this weekend.
Thanks again for the advice.

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