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Hello everybody<br>I got a Volvo S60T5 2001 which is loosing PS fluid.....Not much in spring-summer-automn, but a little more in winter !!<br>I am using Pentosin CHF11S to top it off...<br>I am wondering if there are some sealant additives that I could add in my PS tank??<br>Thanks in advance for your help <br>
 

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Re: Volvo S60T5 loosing power steering fluid (naelec)

Couple easy things to look at first:<p>Take a look around the hose clamps and see if you can identify where it is leaking.<p>Check the clamps on the low pressure hoses. I had one loosen up and it slowly leaked a reservoir full of fluid over a period of several months.<p>There was a TNN or service bulletin issued for a poorly fitting low pressure hose. I think they were even replaced under warranty (with a new reservoir, too?) if you got to it in time. I don't remember when the new hose made it into production, '03 or '04, maybe.<p>I think I've read around here where someone or two have had a high pressure line leak, that can only be fixed by replacing them and probably requires a bit of work to get, too. If that is your problem and it's not leaking too fast, you might consider living with it--but, my money is on the hose clamps and or reservoir/hose.<p>Don't add anything to your PS fluid, it will only mess up the pump.
 

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Thanks a lot M.Tippy<br>I already did replace 2 clamps near the ps reservoir....<br>It might be under the reservoir ! You say it should have been exchanged under warranty?? My S60T5 is 2001 I bought it used..... Do you think I would be allowed to get this fixed at N/C ?
 

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I said they would have been replaced if the owner brought the car in and complained while the car was still under warranty. You car is well out of warranty, I think it is highly unlikely that they would do it n/c--but, you could always ask, what is the worst they can say: no.<p>TNN64-17-2004-04-13 Title: Power steering fluid leak at reservoir<br>Under certain conditions the power steering system may leak fluid at the reservoir suction hose connection. An improved reservoir was introduced later in production. [This was for the V70, I don't know if the TNN covered the S60, too--but, I would guess so.]<p>Then there was:<p>TNN64-17-2004-04-13 64-17 DATE: 8-24-2007 <br>MODEL & MODEL YEAR: S60 2001-, S80 1999-2006, V70 2001-2007, XC70 2001-2007,XC90 2003- <br>SUBJECT: Power steering fluid leak at reservoir<p>Under certain conditions the power steering may leak fluid at the reservoir suction hose connection. An improved suction hose was introduced into production in December 2004.<p>After replacing the hose and clamps (#988024), top up the fluid level (see below), and check for leaks. If the leakage is still present, only then should you replace the reservoir. When checking and topping up the fluid level in the reservoir after the repair, measure when cold and with the engine turned off. Fill the oil until the level is halfway between the 'cold' and 'hot' marks on the dipstick.<p>BTW, the pentosin PS fluid is a synthetic and is available from VW & M-B dealers, too.
 

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For what it's worth, this happened on my 2004 S60 T5 that was sold in March of 2004 (I bought it April of 2008). I took it in after topping off the res 2x and they replaced the res and all tubing free of charge under warranty.
 

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Lucky you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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