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Power steering fluid leaks reservoir cap

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: steering makes a whining noise - where is the fluid reservoir?

the suspect part for a power steering whine is the power steering pump, flush (very important) the system and replace the PS pump..

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: cant find reservoir to fill power steering fluid, not where manual says...

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

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

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emissionwiz
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SOURCE: Power steering fluid is leaking from the cap which

did you overfill the fluid resovior? the cap is vented and provides no seal, so it the tank is overfilled it will bubble out the cap, if the tank is not overfilled you have a defective steering rack that is pulling in air through a defective seal and causing the fluid to foam and bubble out the cap vent.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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SOURCE: What's your problem?power steering unit

Sounds like a difficult-to-replace hose has ruptured. Sorry, I don't have a diagram. The hoses (only 2- pressure line and return line) run from the pump's reservoir down to the steering unit behind the engine. It's a cramped place and difficult to get your wrench there to loosen and remove the hose. Sometimes you need to lower rear of engine cradle 2 or 3 inches to get to it.
I'm not trying to dissuade you from doing it-it can be done by a DIY-er, but wear protective ear equipment if you are curse-prone like me(lol).
Put a half-pint or so of fluid in reservoir, start car, get underneath (Be safety conscious!), and wiggle the two lines. You will likely spot the break-careful it doesn't get all over you. With that big a leak, anything other than a line break would be easy to spot on the pump or on the rack and pinion unit in back of engine mounted on a cross member. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 04, 2011

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How do you bleed the power steering on 2004 escape


CAUTION: If the air is not purged from the power steering system correctly, premature power steering pump failure can result. The condition can occur on pre-delivery vehicles with evidence of aerated fluid or on vehicles that have had steering component repairs.
  1. NOTE: A whine heard from the power steering pump can be caused by air in the system. The power steering purge procedure must be carried out prior to any component repair for which power steering noise complaints are accompanied by evidence of aerated fluid. Remove the power steering fluid reservoir cap. Check the fluid.
  1. Raise the front wheels off the floor. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
  1. Tightly insert the stopper of the vacuum pump into the reservoir.
  1. Start the engine.
  1. Install the vacuum pump, apply vacuum and maintain maximum vacuum of 68-85 kPa (20-25 in-Hg).
  1. CAUTION: Do not hold the steering wheel against the stops for more than 3 to 5 seconds at a time. Damage to the power steering pump can occur. Cycle the steering wheel fully from stop to stop 10 times.
  1. Stop the engine.
  1. Release the vacuum and remove the vacuum pump.
  1. CAUTION: Do not overfill the reservoir. Fill the reservoir and install the reservoir cap.
  1. Visually inspect the power steering system for leaks.

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Pickup leaks ps fluid from the reservoir changed ps pump and cap still leaking any ideas


Check valves on steering box. What is happening is that the pump is returning more fluid to the reservoir than what it is using to move the box.

Apr 06, 2013 | 1992 Toyota Pickup

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The power steering isn't working. The reservoir was empty and I added power steering fluid and it still very hard to steer


YOU HAVE A RUPTURE PRESSURE LINE IF YOU HAVE NO POWER STEERING FLUID IN THE POWER STEERING RESERVOIR.LOCATE LEAK THEN BLEED POWER STEERING SYSTEM BY ADDING POWER STEERING TO RESERVOIR.DONT OVER FILL BY FULL COLD MARK ON POWER STEERING DIP STICK.ADD FLUID TO RESERVOIR WAIT A 2 MINUTES.CHECK FLUID LEVEL AGAIN.WHEN POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING.START ENGINE LET IT RUN FOR 10 SECONDS.THEN TURN OFF ENGINE CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID ADD FLUID IF FLUID LEVEL DROPS. WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING.SAFELY RAISE SUPPORT VECHICLE FRONT WHEELS.START ENGINE.NOW TURN STEERING WHEEL GENTLY FROM STOP TO STOP MEANING LEFT TO RIGHT DONT HOLD IN POSITION.LET THE STOP TO STOP BE QUICK.CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID AFTER YOU HAVE TURN STEERING WHEEL ABOUT 7 STOP TO STOP.WHEN FLUID LEVEL STOP DROPPING YOU AT HOT MARK ON DIP STICK BLEEDING PROCESS COMPLETE.TURN OFF ENGINE LOWER VECHICLE BACK TO GROUND WAIT ABOUT 5 MINUTES CHECK YOUR FLUID LEVEL.IF FLUID LOOKS LIKE A TAN COLOR.YOUR POWER STEERING SYSTEM FULL OF AIR.TURN OFF VECHICLE LET VECHICLE SET A LONG WHILE TO AIR BUBBLES SETTLE DOWN LOOK FOR LEAKS AROUND POWER STEERING PUMP FRONT SEAL AND CHECK FOR LEAKS AROUND POWER STEERING LINES.

Dec 01, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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I need to top up the power stering fluid and need to know what tipe to use 1988 chevy silverado C3500 454 The power steering looks like it is incorperated into the brake booster


power steering is at the front of the engine and runs on the belt. The reservoir cap looks like this:
73b4b95.jpg To top off steering fluid, use standard steering fluid.

The reservoir in front of the brake booster is the brake master cylinder reservoir. To refill, use standard brake fluid. If it the truck is using brake fluid, check for leaks at the back of the master cylinder and at all wheels.

Please let us know if you have more questions.

Sep 25, 2010 | 1988 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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Power steering leaks from the cap


could be overfull
remove excess to the full mark on the dipstick
could be a problem power steering pump bypassing excessive oil back to the reservoir under pressure and heating and expanding the oil
take it to an accredited power steering service center and have a pressure test done on the pump
the humming noise indicates a valve problem leaking under pressure

Apr 19, 2017 | 2005 Chevrolet Impala

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Power steering fluid


Checking the power steering fluid level at least once a month is a good idea, since as components in the high pressure system wear out, the possibility of leaks increases. Always stay alert for changes in steering wheel operation. If you suddenly find it hard to turn the wheel, check the steering fluid immediately.
Steps:
Step 1:Apply the parking brake and place the transmission in "Park" (automatic) or "Neutral" (manual).
Step 2:Check the level of the steering fluid in the reservoir. If your car is equipped with a see-through plastic tank, compare the level with the markings on the side the container. Other systems are equipped with a dipstick inside a plastic tube, or have a dipstick mounted on the reservoir cap.
Step 3:Pull the dipstick or remove the reservoir cap, and wipe the dipstick with a clean shop rag. Insert the dipstick or replace the cap and remove it again to check the fluid level.
Step 4:
Make sure the level is within the crosshatched area on the dipstick or at the "Full" mark. If necessary, add steering fluid.
Step 5:
Place a small funnel or a funnel with a flexible hose on the dipstick tube or reservoir opening to add fluid.
Hope this helped your troubles!

Jun 01, 2010 | 2002 Mazda Tribute

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After I replaced the power steering pump and reservoir on my 2002 Jeep, I still get air in the system. Where could it be coming from?


Your problem could be a pressure side hose that has a rupture that only leaks in extreme conditions. Inspect to replace with new to repair problem. First make sure you have removed the pump caps off of the hose fittings. If ok, it appears you may have a stuck valve in the rack assembly. Replacing the rack should solve your problem. ------- The new pump should be self-bleeding by turning the wheels left and right. Let sit over night to release air bubbles, recheck fluid level.------ Check the tension of the drive belts on the pump, as they may be loose. The power steering pump and reservoir is located on the front of the engine driven by one of the fan belts. There is a removable cap on the top with a dipstick attached. With the engine off, fill this up to the full mark with power steering fluid. Replace the cap, start the engine and check for leaks. On the back of the pump are two hoses either one could be leaking. REPAIR PROCEDURE:
1. Wipe the power steering cap and area free of dirt. Remove the power steering cap.

2. Use a siphon pump to remove as much fluid as possible from the power steering fluid reservoir.

3. With a helper in the vehicle, raise the vehicle on an appropriate hoist.

WARNING :POWER STEERING FLUID, ENGINE PARTS, AND THE EXHAUST SYSTEM MAY BE EXTREMELY HOT IF THE ENGINE HAS BEEN RUNNING. DO NOT START ENGINE WITH ANY LOOSE OR DISCONNECTED HOSES. DO NOT ALLOW HOSES OR POWER STEERING FLUID TO TOUCH HOT EXHAUST MANI FOLD OR CATALYST.
4. Locate the power steering cooler attached to the crossmember support plate. Slide back the clamp and disconnect one of the two power steering return hoses at the power steering oil cooler and drain fluid in an appropriate container.
5. Have the helper turn the steering wheel back and forth quickly several times to force as much fluid as possible from the steering gear.
6. Reconnect the hose at the oil cooler using the original clamp.
7. Lower vehicle so the vehicle tires are not contacting the ground.
9. For proper fluid fill and bleeding air from the power steering system:

a. Fill the power steering reservoir to the top of the fill range using Mopar power steering fluid (ATF+4) p/n 05013458AA.

b. With the engine OFF and the vehicles tires off the ground, slowly turn the steering wheel back and forth (lock to lock) slowly 20 times to force fluid into the steering gear.

c. Fill the power steering reservoir to the top of the fill range.

d. Start engine and let run for a few seconds, then turn oft engine.

e. Check fluid level and add if necessary.

f. Start engine, and slowly turn the steering wheel lightly contacting the left and right stops.

g. Stop the engine and check fluid level. Add fluid if necessary.

h. Lower vehicle, start engine and slowly turn steering wheel lock-to-lock.

I. Stop engine and check fluid level. Add fluid if necessary.

j. If fluid is extremely foamy, allow vehicle to stabilize a few minutes, then repeat steps "i" and "j" until the fluid level remains constant after running the engine and turning the steering wheel from lock to lock.

10. Inform the vehicle owner/operator that a steering vibration may be noted for a few hundred miles until the air is completely removed from the steering system.
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Cant find reservoir to fill power steering fluid, not where manual says...


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!!!!

May 22, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

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Check your wheel bearing. Make sure all is tight and ok

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