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Power steering fluid ejects from pump when vehicle is turned off why?

When the power steering pump is filled with power steering fluid , the fluid ejects from the cap of the power steering pump when the vehicle is switched off. Why is this happening even though the power steering pump is not overflowed with fluid ?

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There are 2 marks on the dipstick. NEVER fill it above the top mark.

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It might be the rack and pinion kit (seals)

I had this problem 2 months ago... replaced the powersteering pump 3 times until I convinced the mechanics to look at the rack and pinion. there they found the leak, especially when I turned the wheel.. They first kept telling me there was air in the lines and it would go away. but that never happened.

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

SOURCE: power steering fluid is leaking from the top

I almost got this. Does the fluid level go down ever few days with no leaking hoses,no leaking cooler if you have one and nothing coming out of the steering rack boots. It has to go somewhere. if it just comes out the cap the pump is not pulling it and sending it to the rack so you should not have much in the way of power steering. Did you put a new belt on wrong if posible and turn the pump backwards. Only other possibility is a flow blockage. Pull the return line,disable the ignition and crank engine. You should eventually pump fluid completely through the system and out the return line like it was headed back to the resevoir.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, I will definately try that. I think it is probably flow blockage"

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SOURCE: 98 F.Windstar replace power steering pump but still hard to steer

rack and-or pinion... Good thing the 98 is a very good and popular windstar, its not as bad as it sounds.

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Escape leaking red fluid

Sounds like you need a new power steering hose. To verify this, I would dry up any wet areas on the hose and pump with a towel, get a flashlight and start the vehicle and try to determine the exact site of the leak which is usually at the ends of the hoses. Good luck!

Posted on Mar 11, 2010

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SOURCE: 2004 f350 power steering problem.

2006 f350 crew 4x4. Replaced p/s pump,booster,put gauges to check pressure? Fluid clean, lifted in air to check steering linkage and turning without load. Still baffled ! I work at a Ford dealer and mechanics said its normal. Thats BS! I replaced the p/s pump so im guessing the screen was new with the pump. I will check for the hell of it. I have a feeling it is suspension under load. The symptom on this truck is not turning when brake applied. Also hard turning when vehicle is on and in park,wont turn.

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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-- from the 1990-1999 Lumina / Silhouette / TranSport Repair manual ---

1992 Pontiac TransPort Power Steering Pump REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

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Fig. Fig. 1: On some vehicles, you must use a puller to remove the power steering pump pulley


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Fig. Fig. 2: Power steering pump mounting-early model vehicle shown


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Fig. Fig. 3: Power steering pump mounting-late model vehicle shown

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Fig. Fig. 4: Power steering bleeding procedure

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A low power steering fluid level can often times cause a vehicle's steering to become hard and labored. Adequate amounts of power steering fluid are necessary to enable a vehicle's power steering system to function and operate at optimum levels. A lack of power steering fluid in a vehicle's power steering system reduces the amount of hydraulic fluid pressure necessary to efficiently operating the various parts of the entire power steering system. Power steering fluid supplies the fluid force needed to operate the power steering gears and to enable power steering gearbox operation. Low power steering fluid levels reduce this hydraulic pressure, which commonly results in hard vehicle steering.

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It is very common for a low power steering fluid level to cause significant power steering pump noise. An adequate amount of power steering fluid is required to ensure the proper function and longevity of a power steering pump unit, which is a belt-driven pump responsible for housing and circulating power steering pump fluid. A low level of power steering fluid results in increased power steering pump friction, heat, and wear, all of which can significantly reduce the operational life of the power steering pump while at the same time cause excessive power steering pump noise.

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  • Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
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