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#1 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 07:49 PM
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Default Lucas Stop Leak for Conditioning Rack & Pinion?

Is it Ok to use the Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak in a 2003 Sedona? I've read that it's supposed to condition seals and will loosen up the Rack & Pinion if it's starting to get a little sticky. Anyone know if this is ok to use in a KIA Sedona?

Viewed several good reviews on the product but anyone with real knowledge for this use would be appreciated greatly.

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Are you losing PS fluid? On my old 04 Sedona it was pouring out of what appeared to be every possible place, rack, piping etc. Was told it was the rack (£275 to replace) I was not so sure, turned out to be a small hose between reservoir and rack, cost £10, plus a hour of labour.

Until I could prove exactly where it was leaking tried these Stop Leak products which seemed to improve things initially but in the end made little difference. Product name : POWER STEERING STOP LEAK sourced from Proppa Vehicle Accessories & Parts|Pickup Hardtops Quad bikes.

Hope that helps a little.
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if you are having problems with sticky steering the common cause is the bottom uj on the steering column siezing
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Lucas stop leak is just thicker fluid in my opinion.
Helps little once fluid warms up, may slow standing drips from hose connections.

The conditioners in it probably do their job. But for fixing leaking... - well fix the leaks !

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