Right my 1 of the pipes from the power steering system has broke, therefore ive lost a lot of fluid and need to replace it. But when i had a look it appears to me that the power steering fluid and the transfer box fluid share the same resevouire. So what should i be putting in??????
Sorry jamie i aint the greatest with cars so im really not sure. All i no is that the pipe pumps out loads of power steering fluid with fuse 19 in but when u take it out it`s fine, i dont think is the box cos when i was drivin is fine no light on the dash or nofin, but then the steering went realy heavy n the light was on, popped the bonnet n a pipe had become bristle n came away from some where i just dont no where that somewhere is
What sort of diameter is the breather pipe?
Will drivin it without fuse 19 do any perment damage??
yup sounds like you box is fecked, the breather is about 5-8mm and not connected to anything just tucked up under the headder tank, by pulling fuse 19 you are disabling the 4x4 system so you will stop loosing fluid
Fuse out is ok, one thing i would say is change the oil in the box as you dont know how much is in there now, plus whatever is in there is going to be a mix of dextron and tx box oil, which could cause dammage to bearings and internals if its not providing adequote lubrication
No, dextron is just for the use of the power steering and the hydraulics of the tx box. Inside it is a different oil. The part number is on Richard kings site (i cant remember it off hand). Theres only 0.9 litres of it and u fill it via the breather hose (where yours is leaking) up to a level check bolt on the side if the box.
There are no valves in the tx box. Your seal has gone, and the only way to fix it is to have it replaced. CAV16 are the only company that i am aware of that supply NEW parts, and not used or recon ones.
I wouldnt advise you to drive the car at all or you could cause more dammage.
look at www.cav16.co.uk and the link to the workshop manual. Lots of info there for you.
just pull the fuse, and change the tx box oil with the part number Blued quoted, and change the power steering fluid. Remeber there is a special way of doing this, look on the workshop manual again to find out how.
Are all your tyres the same make and tread? Has your accumualtor (the bulb on the right hand side of the enigne bulkead) got a white ring on it?
This is the classic blown seal senario. What you spend on putting the transfer box right will depend on your pocket and the value you place on the car. The available short term solutions could be more costly in the end.
Your mates dad may find the Workshop Manual useful, as there is no other definitive manual available. GM treat this item as disposable and replaceable (£2700). The only way to repair it yourself is to use second hand parts, of which you are unlikely to know there history.
Do not forget to check out the Accumulator bulb function as a faulty one can cause the seal to blow. You will find all the details in the workshop manual. Pay particular attention to the "Do's & Dont's" section.
A replacement Accumulator bulb is £89.99 (incl VAT/Carr) from Cav16 should you require one. This represents a saving of about £30 against the GM item.