Power Steering Fluid leaking

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by MauryFrench, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. MauryFrench

    MauryFrench Rockstar Gold Member 100 Posts

    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
     
  2. thegeniusguy

    thegeniusguy New Member

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

    MauryFrench Rockstar Gold Member 100 Posts

    Thanks for the reply. Does the system have to be bled or anything when refilled after changing hoses?
     
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    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.
     
  5. MauryFrench

    MauryFrench Rockstar Gold Member 100 Posts

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
  6. MauryFrench

    MauryFrench Rockstar Gold Member 100 Posts

    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.
     

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