BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2019
Vehicle: 1991 Ford F150, 2003 SL500, 2003 Honda S2000, 2013 Mini Clubman, 2017 Ford F250, 2019 Lincoln MKZ
Location: Cantonment, Fl
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Ok ... The hose that blew out has been replaced. I filled the reservoir (it took about 2 3/4 quarts) and also did the adding a little compressed air thing. I started the car and voila ... no ABC warning on the dash! I then pressed the raise button once, the car raised. I pressed it again and it raised again. Pressed it again and the car lowers to normal position ... WOOO HOOO! everything appears to be working. As others have suggested I continued to raise and lower the car (with sport mode on and off) 10-15 times and everything works great!
When I filled the reservoir, the engine was off, I filled the level to the "Motor Aus" (motor off) notch.
I go out this morning and look under the car and there's a puddle. Crap. I rechecked the bolts, they are tight and dry. I then checked the dipstick and it was WAY over the "Motor Aus" notch ... almost to the top of the dipstick. WTH?
I then removed enough fluid to put it back in the "Motor Aus" notch. I started the car, pressed the button to raise, pressed the button to raise again, and pressed again to return to normal. This process was performed a total of 3 times. I then checked the fluid level again, this time with the engine running, and it was significantly lower than the "Motor An" notch. WTH?
I know while adding fluid I did make a mess. I'm not sure it was this size of mess but a mess nonetheless. If you look at the attached pictures, I am pointing to where it is leaking.
I am thinking this leak is residual leaking from the initial blow out, plus the spillage from filling the reservoir.
I've followed the lines and I cannot find any thing that would indicate an active leak. It appears the leak is coming down part of the frame? sub-frame? I'm not sure what to call it.
As always, any tips, tricks, advice or even replies are greatly appreciated!
Last edited by Chrismyers; 06-09-2019 at 01:03 PM.
Reason: More Information