Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cochrane Alberta Canada
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When I first got my car in 06 while still under warranty one PS line blew off at the rack. Crappy crimp on ends was the problem especially in colder climates on a cold soak start up.
Since that time I have had the trans lines changed ( under warranty) for the same issue and the PS lines a second time.
Since the warranty ( extended ) lapsed one trans line has leaked again (same crappy crimped on aluminium ends ). I removed the line and "carefully" used my dremel to cut the crimped on aluminium collar off and replaced it with a mini clamp. I have done one PS line as well. No more leaking.
As for the rack leaking,,,,,,,,,,,,, I cannot answer to that sorry.
The lines are expensive to buy and there is really nothing wrong with them other than the way the collar is swedged/pressed on. The line is aluminium as well as the collar and over time and many temp changes they just get loose and no longer seal. The
"pressure" side is where most of the leaking comes from as the return line is not under the same pressure.
They are a bit of a "project" to dig out however.
Some things are better left unsaid, which I generally realize right after I have said them.