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Power Steering Fluid Leaking!

I just noticed fluid under the Yukon this morning. I opened the hood and from what I can tell theres power steering fluid all under the hood and engine block. I checked the level on the cap and its empty. There is a small valve coming off the Power Steering Fluid box that looks like where all the fluid is coming out of. Is this supposed to be capped or is this supposed to hooked up to a hose. I can't see any loose hoses around the area that have falling off.

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  • konrad_funk Jul 14, 2009

    Thanks for the quick reply. I see the 2 lines at the bottom of the resevoir, they are both secure. Theres another nipple about half way up thats pointing up from the resevoir and it looks like it had a coupled hose on it but there is no loose hoses in the engine.

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Should only be 2 hoses coming from and to your PS unit 1 is high pressure and the other is a return line. the Fluid all over the engine compartment is from the fan blowing the fluid,

my suggestion clean the area fill the PS unit up and have someone start the vehicle and watch where the fluid is coming from.

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