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Coolant levels low recently. Power steering fluid fill reservoir is milky color not a solid clear look to it. Engine overheated too
The power steering is a sealed system. No way coolant could get in there. It might be contaminated by moisture from the air though. So you could suction it out (a turkey baster works great), and replace with clean fluid.
Wasw the engine overheating from low coolant level? Hopefully, thats all it was. Keep it full!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds very much like your P/Steering Fluid is contaminated.
Possibly condensation, or someone is playing tricks on you ?
I had a friend with a BMW, ask me for help, few weeks back.
He had put just a little brake fluid in by mistake, and it gave exactly your problem.
You will have to change the Power Steering Fluid in the system.
Good Luck !
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
The condensation inside the hood would bee from the coolant boiling out of the reservoir when it overheated. However, there must be a reason for the overheating and I can imagine it is not good. If you JUST purchased this car, you should be protected by the Lemon Law. Return the car to the dealership and insist that THEY find the problem or supply you with another car.
If you have had it a while, then find good mechanic before you warp the head and trash the motor.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Just a heads up, $10 bucks will buy you a seal kit for the P.S. pump. I topped mine off for a couple months, then the oring on the high pressure line (from pump, front center) blew and dumped the reservoir in a matter of miles.
The line can be a stinker to get off, recommend driving the car for a few minutes to heat up the pump a little. Don't forget the 20MM wrench.
Posted on May 14, 2009
the power steering reservoir is under the altnator and idler pully on the bottom near the fire wall...this is by far the stupidest place every to put such a thing!!!!
Posted on May 25, 2009
Make sure u check the level with the car running. If the fluid level is still good and still have a steering wine. you have a fluid restriction. This would involve replacing the power steering resivior. The filter screen gets clogged and causes a restriction hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
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Open the hood and find the reservoir for the power-steering fluid. It will probably be labeled on the cap. If not, look near the belts for a pulley-driven pump with a plastic or metal reservoir on top.
Open the cap. It may unscrew or pop off.
Check the fluid level (see illustration in Step 2). If the reservoir is made of clear plastic, look for full and low indicator lines on the outside. The cap will have a small dipstick attached if the reservoir isn't see-through. Wipe the dipstick clean with a rag and put the cap back on. Remove the cap and check the level on the dipstick. Your car may have both full hot and full cold indicators, as the fluid level will vary depending on whether the engine is cold or hot.
Add power-steering fluid as needed, using a funnel to avoid spilling. If the engine is hot, fill to the hot line. If the engine is cold, fill to the cold line.
Put the reservoir cap back on.
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