Anti freeze into power steering


Old 12-08-07, 07:52 AM
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Angry Anti freeze into power steering

I have a 93 plymouth voyager I have a little antifreeze leak for about 1 month now had it to the shop they got to as far as the manifold when i told them to stop i'm not going to put anymore money into this I had put alot into it already but now I notice that my power steering fluid is higher than normal and when I wipe it on a towel it looks like a orange or light pink color what could this be and is it dangerous to drive?any info would be great thank you
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Old 12-08-07, 09:09 AM
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Power steering fluid often will have a orangeish type color, aspecially when you foam it up and introduce air. It may just be the reservour's cap leaking but just make sure the leak is not dripping on an exhaust manifold, it could catch fire.
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Also check your owner's manual to see what fluid is called for in the PS; some vehicles use ATF fluid.
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Are you leaking coolant visibly or just losing coolant for some unknown reason? What is the color of your coolant? For external leaks I've had success finding them using shop air to pressurize the system to 20 psi.

For the power steeing fluid, have it flushed out and replaced with new fluid. There is an ASE accepted method of doing this. If discoloration reappears in a short while, then you have cause for concern and need to have it investigated.

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