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      10-02-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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Power steering issue

Just replaced my power steering pump, I reused all the old bolts and installed it correctly but when I turned the car on and drove it, it whined terribly. After a couple minutes It went away but it came back and the next day my power steering fluid was gone. Long story short it keeps leaking from some place I can't tell. I did not replace the reservoir and the old pump was rebuilt. He's a picture of the fluid when I was bleeding it. It would foam up and bubble really bad until it over flowed.
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If all the fluid is leaking from the system you should have evidence of it somewhere. Is it possible that you didn't completely bleed the system?
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If all the fluid is leaking from the system you should have evidence of it somewhere. Is it possible that you didn't completely bleed the system?
There's so many areas covered in the fluid I'll look again, but absolutely not I bled it for a hour
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Looks like you're sucking air in, assuming bled correctly. Check low pressure hose and fittings. Do not operate too much until foaming ends. You will burn up pump from lack of lubrication.. I always replace both hoses when I change pumps, too easy for hoses to cause issues.
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There's so many areas covered in the fluid I'll look again, but absolutely not I bled it for a hour
If the fluid is gone then I'd think there are only two scenarios. Either it leaked out, or there was air in the system and the fluid has moved down. How much fluid did you add initially?
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If the fluid is gone then I'd think there are only two scenarios. Either it leaked out, or there was air in the system and the fluid has moved down. How much fluid did you add initially?
A full can of the power steering fluid, can I use a uv kit to find the leak? I know the chf 11 is apparently at fluid
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faulty pump

brand new pump leaked from the front pulley.
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