Greetings Ford lovers, my 5200 has been leaking powersteering fluid from 2 different places and i have decided to do something about it. The first leak is at the bottom of the powersteering reservoir located at the front of the motor about 10 inches above the water pump, kinda has its own bracket and is suspended high, with 4 steel lines coming and going from it.The leak is coming from between a small metal piece thats spot welded onto the bottom of the reservoir. Looks like metal fatigue from vibration. The reservoir does have an additional metal piece welded on the top portion of it which bolts to the bottom of the hood.The holes never lined up under the hood so its not been secured and probably what caused the vibration.I have already found another reservoir and will be fitting it in shortily.
My second leak comes from the steel powersteering lines that are suspended above the manifold and are neatly fastened together with compression fittings;just above were the motor and clutch housing meet and also next to the fuel tank and head to the steering wheel from the pump and reservoir.They leak right at the compression fittings and you can not get them any tighter.Closer inspection reveals that some of those lines are cracked or are starting to seperate. I can make out faint fault linesfrom the actual rolling/manufactoring process. Three of the lines are 3/8s in. and one is 1/2 in. I dont know if New Holland still has those lines available. Probably will cost an arm and a leg. Im thinkin to replace them all with regular hydraulic hose and be done with it. Any of you guys have this problem? Could hydraulic lines do the job.Im tired of these leaks. Thanks in advance for any replies. John