Xantia HDI power steering rack leak

This is the Forum for all your Citroen Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 41320
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 982

Post by CitroJim » 01 Nov 2010, 14:35

addo wrote:Doesn't the V6 have an integral ram type rack?
Nope,

Same rack. It is different in that the pump has an outboard pressure regulator...

Xant_II
Posts: 2
Joined: 02 Nov 2016, 01:08

Xantia II steering-rack return leak

Post by Xant_II » 10 Nov 2018, 00:16

Hi, I've just sprung nasty LHM leak from the steering rack return pipe, just where it changes from the metal pipe to the rubber, thought it might just be the pipe clip at first but looks like it's a split in the pipe very close to the clip - judging from previous post this seems to be a popular place for this to go! As we all know access is pretty awful down there and just wondered if anyone has any tips on how best to fix this - is there enough pipe length for example to simply cut end off and pull a bit through, or is complete pipe replacement back to the LHM reservoir the only option - I guess it will be necessary to undo and free the metal pipe section in order to get enough purchase on the pipe to push new rubber pipe over. Any tips very much appreciated, new pipe ID for example? Many thanks Charles

Xant_II
Posts: 2
Joined: 02 Nov 2016, 01:08

Re: Xantia HDI power steering rack leak

Post by Xant_II » 17 Nov 2018, 23:53

Hi, ..got away with cutting it back a good bit, then joining on a new piece of 8mm ID tubing using a standard 8mm pipe connector. So she's on the road, vital fluids replenished, but a little worrying as this is the second 'octopus' type return pipework to split on me, and with spare parts nye on impossible now? Any thoughts much appreciated. Cheers, Charles

User avatar
white exec
Moderating Team
Posts: 3448
Joined: 21 Dec 2015, 13:46
x 424

Re: Xantia HDI power steering rack leak

Post by white exec » 18 Nov 2018, 08:12

At least all the returns are low pressure, so any sound repair will do the job. Same issue on XM occasionally, when the rubber elbows and joiners for the 3.5mm OD plastic return pipes join on to metal pipes. As you say, accessibility is the issue, rather than how to repair.