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    Default Power Steering Fluid leaking

    Good day, all.

    95 Chevy Silverado, 5.7 V8. Power Steering fluid coming out fairly significantly. The power steering is working okay until it gets real low; then it still works but has some new noises that warn me I need to add some. (I know, I should check it more often.)

    Anyway, if the pump is still working should I just look at new hoses? Should I change pump and hoses? How easy/hard is it? My Haynes manual is back in Dallas and I am in Houston right now. Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    95 Chevy Silverado
    Beat up by hail and a faulty tow truck
    5.7L V-8
    251,000 miles


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    Quote Originally Posted by MauryFrench View Post
    Good day, all.

    95 Chevy Silverado, 5.7 V8. Power Steering fluid coming out fairly significantly. The power steering is working okay until it gets real low; then it still works but has some new noises that warn me I need to add some. (I know, I should check it more often.)

    Anyway, if the pump is still working should I just look at new hoses? Should I change pump and hoses? How easy/hard is it? My Haynes manual is back in Dallas and I am in Houston right now. Any thoughts?

    Thanks
    open the hood, and check where the leak is. the hoses are pretty easy to replace, the pump is a little more work.

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    Thanks for the reply. Does the system have to be bled or anything when refilled after changing hoses?
    95 Chevy Silverado
    Beat up by hail and a faulty tow truck
    5.7L V-8
    251,000 miles


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    Just leave the cap off and turn the tires lock to lock a few times with the engine running, this should get any air out.
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    Thanks for the suggestion.
    95 Chevy Silverado
    Beat up by hail and a faulty tow truck
    5.7L V-8
    251,000 miles


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    Followup: You guys were correct; it was the high pressure hose. After buying yet another metric wrench to add to my collection I was able to change the hose, and haven't lost a drop since. The burning fluid spell from all the leakage is just about gone too! Thanks for all the replies.
    95 Chevy Silverado
    Beat up by hail and a faulty tow truck
    5.7L V-8
    251,000 miles


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