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Power steering fluids, like most, vary in color. Personally, mine is clear. Brown sounds like an unusual color to manufacture, but a very deep reservoir of clear or slightly dirty fluid might look brown. Or, they might have mixed two different brands of fluid, for example if it was topped off at an oil change. Try sticking a clean rod into the reservoir. ...


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Part number 89020661 has now been replaced by 89021182. The description of the newer fluid is (from Amazon.com - same in other places): Amber-colored, light-bodied mineral oil Contains a specially developed additive Anti-corrosive and non foaming Formulated for automotive use For use in vehicles with regular hydraulic power steering systems Typically, ...


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The 'foaming' you describe is almost certainly air getting into the system. The power steering pump will cause a suction effect in the pump and then pressurise the system. Look for loose hose clips, damaged piping, and leaking seals on the pump body between the pump and its fluid reservoir.


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Quoting the factory service manual for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler (Page 0-6): POWER STEERING FLUID The recommended fluid for power steering system is Mopar ATF+4. Mopar ATF+4, when new is red in color. The ATF+4 is dyed red so it can be identified from other fluids used in the vehicle such as engine oil or antifreeze. The red color is not permanent and is ...


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The BMW power steering reservoir's usually say "ATF Only" on the caps as well.


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With power steering complaints such as yours where the symptom is intermittent the diagnosis is mostly guesswork in a setting such as this. You can do a few things to get to the source though. A little about modern power steering Many vehicles have power steering assist controls such as a vehicle speed sensors and pressure switches/solenoids that stage the ...


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If replacing the power steering pump triggers a fault code, all you need is one of these to reset it: http://www.amazon.com/Autel-MaxiScan-MS509-Scanner-vehicles/dp/B0056VHZD8/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1355944663&sr=1-2&keywords=EOBD+reader Someone can feel free to come along and prove me wrong here because I'm not 100% sure how ...


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A - You can replace the seals in the pump if your pump is leaking. I've never done this on a Subaru, but this link should help: http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=123004 B - I checked at my local Subaru dealer and their price for parts only would be $370 plus tax. Maybe your dealer was including installation? C - As far as the reliability ...


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Is the noise coming from the steering itself, or from the tyres? i.e does it make the noise as you are turning the steering wheel, or does it still do it as you hold the wheel steady during the turn? If it is the latter (the "hollywood tyre squeal" effect), that is quite common, particularly on the smooth concrete you tend to find in multi-story car parks. ...


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I am not positive from the picture but if that is screwed into the steering rack it's the Front sub-steering angle sensor. If it's in a hose which seems more likely to me it's the power steering pressure switch. Pictured below Link to Autozone site for part Power steering pressure switch reports power steering high pressures to the on-board computer ...


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As a general rule, high pressure hoses will have crimped connections on them. The small clamp connectors are on the pump feed and return hoses, which are low pressure lines. They typically don't leak as often as the high pressure ones do. The high pressure line, according to the diagram you posted, comes from the PS pump and enters the rack. There is a ...


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I had this same problem. You need a replacement orange O-ring with part 91345-RDA-A01. This video will show you the problem in great detail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf-_qp1y4yc BTW, if you have a V6, there is a recall on a possible leak in one of the power steering hoses. You may want to have that checked out as well.


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There's a chance that the belt may be slipping when you hit the puddle...and as a result you may be losing feedback. How long are you without power steering?


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One car of mine has red, the other is yellowy-clear. More important than the color is the smell. If it smells burnt, that could be an indication of a problem.


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A lot of BMWs have a noise, but it might be a pump going bad. If I remember right, the lines are right under the reservoir. Check them for softness, and if they are soft/chewy I guess you can replace them. If it's a pump, run until it pops, as they are like $400. As far as the lines from the rack, those are hard lines, and unless clearly pinched not sure if ...


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I did some research on thread locking compound, and found that heat should be applied to the bolt to loosen its grip. I heated the bolt using a standard small torch with MAP gas for about two minutes. The bolt came out fine with about 80 ft-pounds of force.


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Looseness in the steering box can cause handling issues as the wheels will drift left to right as you make steering corrections. If this is a used steering box it may need to be adjusted. This typically involves loosening the jam nut on the preload adjustment screw and turning in the preload screw in 1/8 increments until the freeplay is removed. The other ...


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This "MAY" be caused by undue wear on power steering pump.The worst culprit is steering whilst stationary.Can also cause "scrubbing" of your tyres


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My power-steering pump failed about 2 months after the noise you described. I'm in an E46 3 Series. The noise would be louder when turning at a slower speed than it would at a higher speed. Dealer labour and part came to $1600 CAD, warranty saved me there.


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Yes that is the power steering reservoir.


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What you are describing sounds like activation of the automatic's kickdown switch. Which is just that, a switch that forces the engine to downshift to provide more immediate acceleration. This is normal, and is usually a physical switch attached to the end of the gas pedal's travel path. It is activated when, say, 90% or more throttle depressed. Newer cars ...


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I'd suspect worn tie rod ends. Grab hold of one and give it a twist and see if there's any play. If it's not too worn, you may be able to grease it and avoid replacement. You should also check your power steering fluid, but if that's low I'd expect it would creak on both left and right turns.


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It looks like this is a Automotive 12.5-4.4V adapter to a PC Regulated 12.0V/5.0V ATX adapter for a motherboard (hence the chokes) with a small LED output. The first thing you need to figure out is the wiring input: Red = +12V?, Ignition/On? Black = Ground? White = +12V? Ignition/On? +12V Constant - The power requirement isn't too great (fused at 10A) ...


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Yes, use ATF(Automatic Transmission Fluid) instead of normal Power Steering Fluid.


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While one bolt might be able to hold the pump in place, it won't keep it firm. What this will give you is just enough movement, the serpentine belt will not stay in place. It will pop off, maybe not in the first few seconds, but as soon as you put enough strain on the power steering, it will deflect enough and your belt will be off. The reason there are ...


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You can damage power steering pump when driving without having fluid in it, if it´s leaking just check it every few miles and you are ok, when there is fluid, it has to work, it´s just leaking right?


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I don't think there will be any issues with it, but if it's available to you, I would take it to a shop and have it flushed. This will get rid almost any residual PS fluid which might be left in the system. Did you run it with the PS fluid in the reservoir before you changed it? If you just dumped it in, then drained it from the pump before you ran it, then ...


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If my calculations are correct and my SWAG (silly wild @$$ guess) of how much your ML350's belt contacts the power steering pump pulley, you will need a belt which is ~15.75mm longer (or 1.5cm) than what you have now. Here is my reasoning: This picture should represent your serpentine belt configuration: Pulley #4 is the power steering pump. You can see ...


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The screeching and fluid on the ground you have described is typical of a large system leak on your power steering. You will need to have a mechanic/repair shop look at your system. Do not drive the vehicle, firstly because of the safety implications and secondly because driving the vehicle will extend any damage that may have been caused.


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There's a leak there somewhere - there are only two places where power steering fluid can go: where it's supposed to go, and where it's not. "Not" means outside of everything, onto the ground & into the air. There aren't any places where it can leak into any other fluid reservoir in the vehicle.



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