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Loss of PS fluid, Slipping Transmission, Loss of Tranie fluid

1) Transmission fluid loss from from left of under engine, possible correction is frayed hose, not sure.

2) Powersteering Went last night, Possible pump failure since there's a whining coming from some bearings somewhere on the engine, only started yest, and powersteering when last night so put em together I hope i'm right.

3) Loss of powersteering fluid, I'm at a loss. No idea where it could be going,

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  • special_forc Jan 04, 2009

    Yes seems to be what I've concluded myself, I put in some powersteering fluid since there was none in the pump system, turned on the van, and just behind the engine left side (looking at the engine from front of vehicle) spraying alll over the place... Now I gotta find outa how to raise the vehicle, could it be just a hose, or possible something over then a connection? something physical that could cause the spray?



    I know I wont knwo till after I look under the hood. But the more I can find out now the more I can prepare for before I go under.

  • special_forc Jan 04, 2009

    would it still be possible to do it myself?

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The whine is from the power steering pump...you probably have a split line that needs replaced..

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 04, 2009

    no i dont think so,,,,it could be the rack and pinion if you dont find a split line. if its under the van it will be or should be a metal line youll have to deal with.if it is the rack and pinion you will have to probably take it to a shop to have it repired

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