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  • Engine: Power Steering Leak

    I have a 61 Studebaker Lark with a 58 289 engine. It has the Eaton power steering pump. I have a leak I can not figure out. When it sits for 3 or 4 days the reservoir will be empty. I can feel the bottom of the reservoir and that is dry. I can feel all the hose connections and they are dry. When I drive it it does not leak hardly at all. As soon as it sits it leaks alot. I have ordered a new seal kit repair. If that does not fix it I am stumped. When I check the level I do not overfill it. Thanking anyone for any ideas to solve this.

  • #2
    Can't you look under the Power RAM and Control Valve when parked, and see where the puddle of RED Transmission Fluid is?

    How about IN the Rear of the Front Crossmember?
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner


    • #3
      My '62 GT Hawk was leaking at the P/S pump shaft seal. The seal kit fixed it right up!
      Howard - Los Angeles chapter SDC
      '53 Commander Starliner (Finally running and driving, but still in process)
      '56 Golden Hawk (3 speed/overdrive, Power steering - Running, but not yet driving)
      '62 GT Hawk (4 speed, A/C, Power steering - running and DRIVING!)