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Post by r/tguy02 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:15 pm

Yup looks nice and clean on the inside, you run synthetics?
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Nope just regular oil. I ran it for maybe 9k miles last year, and now I continually run it and change the oil every 3k. But ya, the first 100k was just regular oil.. Not to mention the total of 13 months that the car sat during my two deployments. I'm not mad about it at all, though! Lol.

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I know that comment probably made no sense in the first two sentences... But I'm tired lol. You know what I meant.
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:18 pm

:rofl:
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Post by Breeze » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:00 pm

I had the same problem about 3 weeks ago...Originally thought it was pressure switch (oil light would ding sometimes) replaced it with valve cover gasket. No more dinging light, but still a oil leak...Ended up being power steering pressure hose. Food for thought if you still have a leak

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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:16 pm

I do still have that leak, and I replaced the oil pressure sensor and valve cover gasket. I will definitely take a look at the power steering because it was low on fluid a few weeks ago. Which hose did you have problems with? Not sure if I know where the pressure hose is.
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Post by Breeze » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:26 pm

trace the hoses from the pump...the one going to the reservoir is your return hose...the one coming out from the bottom of your pump is the pressure....thats where my leak was coming from....back side of motor underneath AC condensor. theres a metal connector to rubber hose in the line.. sounds like your also bro.. Hope this helps

*edit didnt have money to replace my hose had to wait till my next check and 3 days before my check came pump took a dump...jus food for thought

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Post by r/tguy02 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:53 pm

Most likely the high pressure hose on the power steering Andrew, the low pressure hose wouldn't spray all over the place like that
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Post by occasional demons » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:25 pm

My high pressure hose has seeped from the time I bought it back in 2004. It hasn't gotten any worse, so I haven't bothered to replace it. Just enough to keep the hose a little wet.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:39 pm

occasional demons wrote: Just enough to keep the hoes a little wet.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:58 pm

FAC3L3SS wrote:
occasional demons wrote: Just enough to keep the hoes a little wet.
:shock:
:lol:

Alright well I will take a look at all that tomorrow. Not really familiar with all the "high" and "low" pressure p/s lines.

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Post by occasional demons » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:16 pm

Dammit Adam, you made me go back and look, because you know I was thinking it when I typed it.
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:03 pm

I had to edit because, you know, you're OLD. And OLD people don't make sexual references since they stop having sex after 35.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:44 pm

OK, you got me there.
















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Post by gcretro » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:29 pm

I had a leak similar to yours, all along I thought it was the oil pan gasket. But when changing the LCAs, my mechanic found that it was the oil pressure switch. I got the replacement from advance auto parts. So far so good.

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Post by DetergentCandy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:44 pm

I JUST replaced my oil pressure switch last night. NOT FUN YOU GUYS.

I have cuts and scrapes to prove it.

But what if it's my power steering line after all? O:
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occasional demons wrote: Just enough to keep the hoes a little wet.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:04 pm

DetergentCandy wrote:I JUST replaced my oil pressure switch last night. NOT FUN YOU GUYS.

I have cuts and scrapes to prove it.

But what if it's my power steering line after all? O:
I did all that for nothing v.v
Mine was relatively easy, because of my car sitting all day... I was able to lean over the motor, and stuck my hands down behind the motor.

And I can't seem to find where the leak is specifically coming from... But it's definitely power steering. I would've never guessed that. It just seems to be everywhere....
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Post by DetergentCandy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:17 pm

2005.Neon.SXT wrote: Mine was relatively easy, because of my car sitting all day... I was able to lean over the motor, and stuck my hands down behind the motor.
Oh v.v
I had mine in the air and I got to it from underneath. Had to remove the down-pipe and the power steering cooler though.

All the dirt in my eyes. All of it.
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DetergentCandy wrote:
2005.Neon.SXT wrote: Mine was relatively easy, because of my car sitting all day... I was able to lean over the motor, and stuck my hands down behind the motor.
Oh v.v
I had mine in the air and I got to it from underneath. Had to remove the down-pipe and the power steering cooler though.

All the dirt in my eyes. All of it.
you would have had to remove the turbo to get it from the top
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Post by r/tguy02 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:01 am

yes its much harder to replace that on an srt than a reg 2.0
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Post by gcretro » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:19 pm

2005.Neon.SXT wrote:
DetergentCandy wrote:
And I can't seem to find where the leak is specifically coming from... But it's definitely power steering. I would've never guessed that. It just seems to be everywhere....
Did you narrow down your power steering leak? I too have a similar leak and changing the pressure sensor didn't seem to help... My PS fluid was somewhat low when i checked yesterday... but the thing that puzzles me is, the leaking fluid dosen't seem to be pink in color... (which is the color of the PS fluid since I run atf+3/4 for the PS)

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