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Old 09-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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power steering fluid boiling?

today i opened my hood open after a drive and noticed that my power steering fluid was boiling like crazy, what could cause this and how do i fix it? any help would be great thanks guys!
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was the engine running? if so, it wasnt boiling, it was being pumped into the reservior.
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i think it was shut off, i'll check again though, but that would make sense hah
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today i opened my hood open after a drive and noticed that my power steering fluid was boiling like crazy, what could cause this and how do i fix it? any help would be great thanks guys!
You probably saw a bunch of bubbles inside the reservoir while the engine was running. You either have air entering the system or your Power Steering pump is going out (usually you hear a growling noise when its going out).
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You probably saw a bunch of bubbles inside the reservoir while the engine was running. You either have air entering the system or your Power Steering pump is going out (usually you hear a growling noise when its going out).
+1 on the steering pump going out. I just replaced mine for this very reason and it fixed the problem.
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i would imagine that power steering fluid is just like brake fluid, they absorb water. With water in the fluid it will boil at a lower tempature. So i guess maybe trying flushing the fluid out. Its prolly something else but its worth a shot, however i havent heard of this happening much with power steering fluid.
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If the situation is like mine was, the fluid is not actually "boiling", it is just being foamed up because of the air bubble infusion from the leak. The fluid was just warm to the touch.
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