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Old 18 Jan 2015, 10:38 am
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Wink Foamy power steering fluid

What does it mean when I hear a squealing in the power steering, I shut the engine off, look at the fluid level and see.............all foam stuff?

I try and take some of the foam out, add fluid and after about 5 min, everything is good again.

This only happens every so often. It is not a daily thing.

Should I get some Lucas Oil power steering sealer? I am on retirement and do not have alot of money to replace pump or anything like that.......

Thanks for all your advice...
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Old 18 Jan 2015, 10:49 am
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Default Re: Foamy power steering fluid

It sounds like you have air in the lines...
Take the power steering cap off...check fluid level, start car & turn the wheel all the way to the right then left about 6 times...check fluid level & replace cap.
This should get all the air removed unless you have a leak somewhere.

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Old 18 Jan 2015, 11:38 am
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Default Re: Foamy power steering fluid

Here's a few good answers on this "Car Talk" site of why it might be foaming...

Steering fluid foaming - Car Talk

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