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Holy Cow! My 03 Dream just had a problem

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Old 25 Nov 2015, 07:35 pm
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Default Holy Cow! My 03 Dream just had a problem

I fired up the Dream this morning and it howled. I last drove it a couple days ago and heard a slight noise. The power steering reservoir is bone dry. Must have a leak in a hose down there. Chassis is still dry so I'm surprised It and the driveway are dry too.
Looks like I have maintenance to do after Thanksgiving Day tomorrow but I'll still be thankful I have my PTs and four grandkids who love them too!
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Old 25 Nov 2015, 07:56 pm
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Default Re: Holy Cow! My 03 Dream just had a problem

Check the steel line that runs back from the steering rack to the radiator. It's beneath the engine. These sometimes separate from the rubber portion of the hose that goes into the radiator. The result is often a big "belch" of power steering fluid and then nothing. That puddle could be anywhere the car was when it happened.

I say this because you would have likely started hearing a whine before it was bone dry if it had a slow leak. With this, it all happens at once.

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