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littlegaz   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 07:49AM
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Joined: Jun 11 2011
Location: leicestershire
Hi. I have a 1.6 Citroen C4 Loeb and just had the inner arch out and noticed I am leaking power steering fluid bad. All the pipes are ok, I have tightened the allen bolts up but it is still leaking.

Does anyone know whether there is a 'O' ring seal inside or is it a whole complete unit? Thanks
C6 Dave   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 10:26AM

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Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Parts diagram only shows a complete pump. There are 2 options, 1 to be configured on fitting and 1 pre configured however from Citroen they aren't cheap at £520 from Citroen for the 'configured' one and that's the pump alone.
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littlegaz   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 12:25PM
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Joined: Jun 11 2011
Location: leicestershire
Do u need special oil for an electric power steering pump for a Citroen C4 or can u use normal oil?
C6 Dave   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 01:47PM

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Location: Northumberland
Good question and I don't have an immediate answer, but it's highly unlikely to be engine oil and more likely to be a specialised power steering fluid.
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littlegaz   
Fri Jan 04 2013, 02:04PM
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Joined: Jun 11 2011
Location: leicestershire
I know it has to be power steering fluid (I'm not that stupid) but does it have to be specialist to a certain car as I've seen Citroen/Peugeot power steering fluid on eBay. So was wondering whether I would be just paying for the name or could I just buy standard fluid which would b cheaper!!
littlegaz   
Mon Jan 07 2013, 10:38AM
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Joined: Jun 11 2011
Location: leicestershire
Car back on the road after the power steering pump had leaked fluid. Took it apart, put a new seal in it and put the specialised Citroen DA power steering fluid in and it's all working now!
C6 Dave   
Mon Jan 07 2013, 10:41AM

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Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Where did you get the seal from, the info may be useful for other members.
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