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Power Steering Fluid - Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mtn. burb, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    Finally got the WTO ram back after 3 1/2 weeks, it was leaking. When I disconnected it for shipping, I capped the fittings on the steering box, and sealed the hose ends with duct tape.
    Put it back together tonight, added some p/s fluid and looked into the p/s pump and all the fluid is milky??
    I have a wix filter in line too. What caused the fluid to turn milky? I'm going to purge it, but why if it was sealed, was it white today? I had replaced the p/s fluid just a few months ago.
     
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    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    Milky sounds like water contamination. You may have some condensation.

    John
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    milky is water yep,

    thats not cool

    id be flushing it out asap
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Expect to spend a lot of time and fluid flushing it if it's contaminated. I went through multiple quarts flushing mine. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  5. stallion85

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    Yes it is a PITA to flush power steering fluid. Sorry, good luck. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Not really, just pull the return line, put fluid in the resevoir, and start it up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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