Question about 2004 Saab 9-3

2 Answers

Someone put motor oil in power steering fluid

HELP someone put motor oil in power steering fluid container, what can i do ?

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Expert
  • 100 Answers

Drain all the oil in your power steering system then fill it up again with atf.

Posted on May 27, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks so much! "

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

DO NOT FILL IT WITH ATF!

Your power steering pump is NOT Belt driven!!

Your pump is operated by the cam-shafts. If you see engine oil in your power-steering you need a new pump as the seal inside the pump is gone..

The fluid you need is CHF-11s. If you put atf in your power steering flush IMMEDIATELY or it will eat your seals in your pump and rack.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013

  • jerzydudek_1
    jerzydudek_1 Mar 28, 2013

    DO NOT FILL IT WITH ATF!

    Your power steering pump is NOT Belt driven!!

    Your pump is operated by the cam-shafts. If you see engine oil in your power-steering you need a new pump as the seal inside the pump is gone..

    The fluid you need is CHF-11s. If you put atf in your power steering flush IMMEDIATELY or it will eat your seals in your pump and rack.

  • jerzydudek_1
    jerzydudek_1 Mar 28, 2013

    DO NOT FILL IT WITH ATF!

    Your power steering pump is NOT Belt driven!!

    Your pump is operated by the cam-shafts. If you see engine oil in your power-steering you need a new pump as the seal inside the pump is gone..

    The fluid you need is CHF-11s. If you put atf in your power steering flush IMMEDIATELY or it will eat your seals in your pump and rack.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Where do i put in steering fluid?


under the hood there should be a place to put oil transmission brake and power steering it should be below the brake fluid container, it has its own lid that should say power steering

Jul 29, 2014 | 2001 Pontiac Aztek

1 Answer

How do you change fluid in power steering system


You raise the front of the car & support it if necessary,
to put a bottle under it,such as an old washer fluid bottle

Then remove the steering pump return hose from the fluid
container

Put that hose into some plastic tubing & into the empty bottle

Remove the injector fuses, so the motor gets no fuel

Crank the motor & the old fluid goes into the bottle


Add new fluid Dex/Merc or Mercon V to make sure the
container has fluid as you flush out the old

When done,return the return hose,clean up & start the motor
Turn wheels lock to lock a couple times,put it on the ground
& check the fluid level

Change trans & power steering every 3 years or they will
fail for sure.

Those two fluids will not remove heat after 2 or 3 years
in service.

Jul 15, 2014 | 1999 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

Motor oil in power steering reservoir?? How or what causes this to occur? PLEASE HELP!


I can not see how engine oil can get into the power steering system. Even if the pump is gear driven from the cam or crank and leak would allow steering oil into the sump and not the other way around. I think that he oil you are seeing is the power steering oil badly burnt from a failed pump. It is possible for some one to put engine oil in or an additive that was incompatible with the steering oil .Pull a hose and drain the fluid out of the reservoir. Do this 2 or3 times . I imagine there will be pump damage already so if you are prepared to drive to the garage for repairs do it in anticipation of complete steering failure and keep the speed down Personally I would put it on a tilt tray and have it delivered to the garage. It may be cheaper in the long run

Apr 07, 2013 | 2000 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Where do you check the power steering fluid level?


As on all cars, follow your fan belts -- one of them will go around a pulley for your power steering module. There will be a cap on top, sort of like a motor oil cap, and a fluid container that indicates HOT full and COLD full with lines. Accordingly, when you have driven it around the fluid should reach the HOT full, etc. Most cars have the power steering fliud module labeled somewhere on it.

Dec 09, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

2 Answers

F250 2wd, When I put a new steering gear in, how do I flush the power steering pump


disconnect the return pipe to the reservoir,and put it into container to catch the oil.block off the hole in the reservoir[where the hose would have gone].fill reservoir with new ATF oil.jack front of vehicle up,turn the steering back and forth.that will purge any old oil into the container.briefly start motor,that will push new oil thru the system,and clean out pump.then reconnect return hose,refill reservoir,and start motor,turning the steering back and forth,making sure reservoir is always full.when the oil stops going down,put vehicle back on ground,and check power steer operations

Jul 01, 2010 | 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab

2 Answers

I cant find the stick to check power steering levels


If you mean the fluid level in the power steering container ,it's marked on the power steering fluid container under the hood (min - max). There's no stick like the engine oil measuring stick. Keep the level at 'max' and you'll have no problems.

Dec 02, 2009 | 2008 Ford Escape

1 Answer

1998 Cavalier hard turn Steering problem When i drive, the strooring is so hard to turn. I just talk to Auto store and they told me maybe you need to put more oil in oil container. The problem is I do not...


the power steering resevoir is mounted near front of the engine,it should have cap on it with power steering on it,the cap should also have a dipstick attached to the lid and it will show levels for hot or cold levels ,top up with Power steering fluid,also look for leaking hoses or other reasons its low ..

Oct 10, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Power Steering Fluid Reservior


the resivior is behind the motor on the pasenger side about half way down the motor

Feb 27, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

I put engine oil in power steering oil tank!!!


u need to drain the whole system out, take the pipe off at the power steering resoviour and take all the fluid out. next connect the supply pipe and fill up the resoviour, next put the return pipe in a suitable container to collect the old fliud. keep filling and emptying the fliud untill you can see clean fliud (like cherryade). thats it

Feb 18, 2009 | 2003 BMW 325

1 Answer

Draining of the rack and power steering


the best way is with a automotive suction gun (about $6), drain the reservoir and then refill until the fluid is clear, but from past years of many such noise concerns coming through the shop u will end up replacing the power steering pump.

Sep 09, 2008 | 2003 Buick Century

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Saab 9-3 Logo

519 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saab Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

rgbypoet

Level 2 Expert

166 Answers

Are you a Saab Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...