Honda City 1.5 are one of the trusted brand in a passenger car class and sold almost over million unit in Malaysia only. The car were out to the market in 2001 and still one of the most seek car here in Malaysia.
Over time of driving and usage, the most part that we’ve encounter are the power steering leaking problem. The leaking on the power steering system are vary from each car models and types. For this post, we received En. Amey Honda City 1.5 2001 car with the power steering leaking problem.
Initial checking, we found out that the most leakage area are at the power steering main housing rack that were bolt on to the car cross member. Most of the case are due to un-proper hose tighten and possible of hose leakage. Apart from the main housing of the power steering rack leaking spotted, we found out the main power steering fluid reservoir were having some leakage spotted.
For this kind of situation, the treatment are usually called for power steering overhauling and all the seals, ‘O’ ring, bushing, need to be replace. Started by removing the steering coupling underneath the drive side steering console. Next, we need to clear up all the hoses and bushing that wrap around the steering rack housing.
Removing the fluid steel hose need for a special spanner. Else, you will risk of getting the heaxgon nut loose. KS TOOLS Flexi-Head Brake Bleeding Flare Nut Spanner Set is the example of the special spanner that we are talking about. The Workshop Warehouse are selling it with the spec of Chrome plated, mirror polished. Flexible 230° angle head.
Another method of having your own steel special hose spanner are by using DIY method as what noisyinstrument.com modified their own spanner.
Next on the list, we need the repair kit for the Honda City power steering.
The whole process completed within 1 day labour cost around RM300.