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Old 11-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I turn off the car the Power Steering Fluid gushes out the top of the cap like a geyser. No Joke, it shoots out of the vent hole on the cap a steady stream for a couple of seconds and then slows down. I don't know where to start to try to repair this, never have seen or herd of anything like this.

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ironically, this has happened to about 3 users in 2 weeks!

Bleed the pump and see if it stops. Your pump has air in it and the air gets compressed when the engine is running. Then when you turn it off, the air expands rapidly and wants to get out! So P/S fluid goes flying as well haha. Look around there are other threads on this. Are you leaking P/S fluid somewhere else too?
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I wonder if cold weather has something to do too with those failures?
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When I turn off the car the Power Steering Fluid gushes out the top of the cap like a geyser. No Joke, it shoots out of the vent hole on the cap a steady stream for a couple of seconds and then slows down. I don't know where to start to try to repair this, never have seen or herd of anything like this.

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Have you had to add power steeling fluid recently?
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I wonder if cold weather has something to do too with those failures?
Why would cold weather cause air to be pulled into the P/S system? I guess people who already have low fluid could have the fluid condense with the cold temps then it expands when it gets warm so it doesn't seem actually low but in reality it already pulled air in. Idk haha.

I just bought a bottle of mercon v to swap my fluid.
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Why would cold weather cause air to be pulled into the P/S system?
Fluid is already low. Cold temps cause it to contract, which drops the fluid level low enough to expose the pump to air. It sucks in air, compresses it, then when you turn the car off the bubbles expand and squirt what's left of the fluid out.
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I answered my own question if you bothered to read the sentence!

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Found the problem, it was a leak in the high pressure hose and I guess the fluid got low and sucked air in the pump and caused the result that was described earlier. Going to change the hose right this very minute.

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