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When wife started car this morning it dumped all the power steering fluid. she hasnt had a poblem since this morning. the resevoir was empty and when i filled it back up it was foamy and drained right back out upon start up. the temperature dropped to single digits very quickly last night. not sure if it just air or i need to replace the pump

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  • Butch Garber Jan 20, 2013

    sorry it is a 2001 Chevy Impala

  • Butch Garber Jan 20, 2013

    i tried looking for a leak and could not see exactly where it was coming from. all i could see was a steady stream coming straight out the bottom. will try that and be back shortly

  • Butch Garber Jan 20, 2013

    ok the turning side to side worked for a minute and stopped the squealing but then it dropped the fluid again. i couldnt see a leak in lines and it apears to be coming from the bottom. been through four quarts today trying.

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    Jerome Minks Jan 20, 2013

    first put a pan under that leak to catch the fluid so you dont have to purchase any more..what kind of car again..sorry..could be a ruptured hose on the rack and pinoin steering drive..its basically a hydraulicm ram that pushes/pulls on the steering connections.. need to look under the car if possible..

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Drained out from where exactly.. a hose , the pump or what..sounds like a pressure valve is stuck and the fluid has no where to go..try to turn the steering wheel slightly side to side and se if the system will kick the valve open or what ..repost findings

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Testimonial: "ok the turning side to side worked for a minute and stopped the squealing but then it dropped the fluid again. i couldn't see a leak in lines and it appears to be coming from the bottom. been through four quarts today trying."

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