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Power steering fluid leak

Tuttle

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last week i filled up my power steering fluid as it was vary vary low and i have now looked at it again and there is now half the amount in the little resevoir, does this mean there is a leak or is it due to overflow when it heats up.

when i filled it i did it when it was hot and up to the max mark so wouldnt think it would overflow.

any help would be good cheers
 

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Yea the volume of the fluid does vary quite a bit with temp...but if it was low (well below min) in the first place you might have a leak. Check all the hose clamps, they are not done up that tight at the plant.
 

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also (with engine NOT running) run your finger on the inside of the power steering pump pulley and you can tell if it leaking, but i would say its the small pipes that run into the radiator? (not sure where)
 

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yeh i knew it would vary but didnt think it would if i looked at it at about the same temp. it was well below the min when i filled it and i am keeping an eye on it now.

i will have a look at the clamps and what not

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Check clamps on pipe bottom left side engine bay where pipes go to radiator thats were mine leaked tightened clamps good as gold.
 
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