06-16-2001, 11:50 PM
i was low on my hydraulic fluid . i filled it up and the light went right off..
i appreciate the help and probably will need more. thanks a lot..
87 5000s quattro
colorado springs, colorado
06-17-2001, 07:27 PM
the Hydralic fluid is leaking:) It can get very expensive if you have to keep refilling the tank with Green Gold.
06-17-2001, 11:03 PM
how did you know i had a leak?? that shoulnt be too exspensive to fix should it?? oh. and by the way the green gold costs 17 bucks for a pint
06-18-2001, 12:22 PM
New/rebuilt pumps and racks can be expensive. So are some of the high pressure hydralic hoses if they start to go:(
Try www.partsconnection for the cheapest place to buy Pentosin(green gold) I think I've seen it listed there for $11 before...
Do you know where the leak(s)are?
06-18-2001, 07:31 PM
...or the high pressure hose from the pump to the rack, 'specially if its the original.
I just replaced the rack, the HP hose to the rack, and the return line from the rack to the resevoir on my TQW. The factory HP hose was $120, owwwwww!!!
But on the bright side, theres no leaks, a new smooooth rack and a happy driver behind the wheel. Gotta straighten the wheel tho, its about 10 degrees rotated left of center.
A/C system is next!!
(empty pockets but no leaks)