just doing some scouting today for this weekend once the weather warms up and there'll be some fun mud to play in. and I'm crossing a small frozen-over mud hole when my front tire drops in. then after I get the winch going pulling myself (which caused more ice to break) and trying to turn the wheels in the direction of where I ran the cable. I'm revving the engine, too, to make sure the alt. is putting out juice then the powersteering pump decides to eject all fluid in the reservoir to the underside of my hood, firewall, and engine (exhaust manifold seemed to most of it) resulting in a nice cloud of smoke. anyway the truck gets dragged through the ice to solid ground and I add some more powersteering fluid in. which brings me to the real questions for this incident. anyone know WTF is the matter with the pump that would cause it to do that? and what I can do in the future to insure that it doesn't puke like that again? I've also noticed if I'm running at 3500-4000RPM it will also puke out most of the powersteering fluid. jsyk, it's '71 cadillac powersteering pump.