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Classification: ST12-007

Reference: NTB12-078

Date: September 19, 2012


APPLIED VEHICLES: All 2005 and later Nissan vehicles
equipped with hydraulic rack and pinion steering system


When diagnosing possible power steering leak issues, it is important to follow the Inspection Flow Chart provided in this bulletin.


^ See example photos above.


Inspection Flow Chart


Flow Chart A

Fluid Leakage Inspection Preparation

1. Verify the fluid level in the reservoir is within normal cold or hot range, as it applies.

2. Let the engine idle until the fluid temperature is within 50-80°C.

3. Turn the steering wheel from full left to full right 30 times.

4. Carefully hold the steering wheel for approximately five (5) seconds in the full (locked) left position, and then the locked right position.

CAUTION: Do not hold the steering wheel in a locked position for more than 10 seconds. Damage may occur to the power steering pump.

5. Let the engine idle for 10 minutes, and then inspect for leaks.