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So power steering fluid is leaking out of reservoir? Or where ever it is stored not sure what it is called.  It leaks only when I turn right, seems like it is blowing air and causing it to leak.  Anyone know if this is a quick fix.  Tia

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3 lefts = 1 right. 

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Have sex with the mechanic's wife.

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Replace the steering fluid with ball bearings. It's all ball bearings nowadays.

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I’m sure you can just buff it out. That’s the extent of my car knowledge. 

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1 hour ago, bucksoh said:

So power steering fluid is leaking out of reservoir? Or where ever it is stored not sure what it is called.  It leaks only when I turn right, seems like it is blowing air and causing it to leak.  Anyone know if this is a quick fix.  Tia

Make only left turns.

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13 minutes ago, RokNRole said:

Make only left turns.

That was funny two hours ago. 

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21 minutes ago, Cjw_55106 said:

That was funny two hours ago. 

Not really.

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Ball cancer 

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Replace the flux capacitor

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Gates

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1 hour ago, Cjw_55106 said:

That was funny two hours ago. 

It was a good bit in the 90’s and it’s still relatable today.

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3 hours ago, bucksoh said:

So power steering fluid is leaking out of reservoir? Or where ever it is stored not sure what it is called.  It leaks only when I turn right, seems like it is blowing air and causing it to leak.  Anyone know if this is a quick fix.  Tia

What you're describing makes no sense ... unless maybe the reservoir is overfilled.

There is a line about halfway up where you're supposed to stop filling.

How can you tell it's only leaking when you turn right? Is someone steering while you have your head under the hood?

Is the fluid coming out from under the cap or somewhere else?

Are you using power steering fluid ... or did you put some other kind of oil in it?

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59 minutes ago, Bossman said:

What you're describing makes no sense ... unless maybe the reservoir is overfilled.

There is a line about halfway up where you're supposed to stop filling.

How can you tell it's only leaking when you turn right? Is someone steering while you have your head under the hood?

Is the fluid coming out from under the cap or somewhere else?

Are you using power steering fluid ... or did you put some other kind of oil in it?

I have it Jacked up, reservoir filled properly.  Fluid is coming out from the cap only when turn to the right.  Yes using power steering fluid. 

  It was in shop during winter and they said they replaced the fluid lines but they only replaced the upper lines(rubber).  I'm thinking there is air in the line.  All other lines weren't  replaced.

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Did you check the Johnson rod?

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2 hours ago, The General said:

Did you check the Johnson rod?

Several times. Daily.

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Has it not been driven since then?

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9 hours ago, Cjw_55106 said:

That was funny two hours ago. 

Its almost like he's going in circles (from all the left turns)

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to manually bleed  you just need to keep turning the wheels left and right.  If the fluid gets "foamy" you still have air in the system.

if you think this is the issue - there is a pressure valve to manually bleed the pump

But this doesn't sound like that :unsure:

 

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CarMax.

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It's all ball bearings nowadays

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Posted (edited)

9 hours ago, belljr said:

to manually bleed  you just need to keep turning the wheels left and right.  If the fluid gets "foamy" you still have air in the system.

if you think this is the issue - there is a pressure valve to manually bleed the pump

But this doesn't sound like that :unsure:

 

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So has anyone seen anything like this.

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9 hours ago, belljr said:

Has it not been driven since then?

Been driving it, just have to keep adding power steering fluid 

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That definitely looks like a broken thingy mcbobber that needs a fixin'

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On 4/18/2018 at 10:31 PM, Cjw_55106 said:
On 4/18/2018 at 10:18 PM, RokNRole said:

Make only left turns.

That was funny two hours ago. 

:lmao:

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Blowing an O ring is serious business.

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48 minutes ago, Osaurus said:

Blowing an O ring is serious business.

On a related note, I once thought my father blew a seal while out snowmobiling. Turned out it was just frost on his mustache.

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15 hours ago, bucksoh said:

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So has anyone seen anything like this.

Maybe I am seeing this wrong, but that looks like the fluid is filled above the max line.

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On 4/19/2018 at 0:23 AM, bucksoh said:

I have it Jacked up, reservoir filled properly.  Fluid is coming out from the cap only when turn to the right.  Yes using power steering fluid. 

  It was in shop during winter and they said they replaced the fluid lines but they only replaced the upper lines(rubber).  I'm thinking there is air in the line.  All other lines weren't  replaced.

There's a leak in the line somewhere, or in the rack itself - although if it was the rack I think you'd have leaking under the car. 

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PM Shuke

 

oh wait

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12 hours ago, belljr said:

If the new o ring doesn't do the trick you might replace the whole cap.  Might have a small crack in it.   

Auto Zone will have the O Ring, maybe even the new cap.  If not Amazon will.  

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18 minutes ago, jb1020 said:

If the new o ring doesn't do the trick you might replace the whole cap.  Might have a small crack in it.   

Auto Zone will have the O Ring, maybe even the new cap.  If not Amazon will.  

Good point. Start with the simplest and cheapest explanation! 

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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, parasaurolophus said:

Maybe I am seeing this wrong, but that looks like the fluid is filled above the max line.

Anybody else seeing that? 

That thing looks super full. Mine has a max line for when it is cold and when it is hot. The max line for when it is hot is well above the cold line so if it was filled cold to that line I would absolutely have fluid spewing out the top. 

ETA: Just looked on my computer and realized thats a video. On my phone I get a still shot (with a little bitty play button in lower corner) of right before it overflows so of course the fluid is way up there

Is that a dodge charger? 

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11 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

Anybody else seeing that? 

That thing looks super full. Mine has a max line for when it is cold and when it is hot. The max line for when it is hot is well above the cold line so if it was filled cold to that line I would absolutely have fluid spewing out the top. 

:goodposting:

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https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/power-steering-fluid-is-overflowing-from-reservoir-by-zsade

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You need to check the return filter screen inside the reservoir for blockage with debris. You man need to clean it out. What happens is the returning fluid to the reservoir cannot drain back into the reservoir to be used by the pump motor fast enough and pump is starved for fluid and reservoir overflows.

 

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