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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2000, 10:57 PM
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power steering

Why would my power steering unit leak out of the top? It is not over filled. I fill it to the correct level and after driving it overflows. It is coming out of the area you fill it at. 72 Scout II

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2000, 11:42 AM
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Re: power steering

-According to the Scout Service Manual it says that= The oil in the steering system expands as heated during normal usage. If overfilled the excess is forced through the reservior cap vent. Operate the engine and steering system until normal operating temperature is obtained. Remove the reservior cap and check level. Adjust level as required.
-If leakage persists with the oil level correct and the cap tight, Replace the cap..
-Air in the system can also cause the fluid level to rise, especially after system repair. Bleed the system..
Hope this helps.. Good luck.. -Booker

post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2000, 09:15 PM
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Re: power steering

How do you bleed the system, I did have to replace a hose a couple of months ago.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-08-2000, 11:46 AM
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Re: power steering

According to the service manual= To bleed the system, fill the pump reservior to the correct level. Start the engine and turn the steering wheel through its entire travel 2 or 3 times. This will permit the air to escape and be replaced with fluid. Recheck oil level and refill if necassary.
NOTE: If air becomes trapped in the oil(air bubbles), the power steering pump may be noisy until the oil clears up. It may take some time before the oil is completely clear, since air trapped in oil does not bleed out rapidly. If pump remains noisy after oil is free of trapped air, pump should be removed and repaired or replaced.. Hope this helps.. Booker

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