Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Palm Beach County
Drives: 2001 LX 3.0 OHV FLex
1999 24 DOHC
Rep Power: 8
Power Steering blowing fluid out top
Power steering fluid comes out the cap, pump makes noise and it is hard to steer. I can see fluid in the reservoir, on hood insulation, all over pump cap and AC
unit. I guess fluid is coming out the hole in the cap.
This started right after I replaced the AC
compressor. I had to remove the high pressure line from power steering pump to do so. I turned wheels lock to lock a few times to bleed and that didnt fix it.
Now I am thinking when the line was off the pump it got dirt or such in the line. Seems a plugged line would explain all of the symptoms.
How do I trouble shoot this?