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Power steering leak

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado / GMC Sierra' started by ONLYTONY, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. ONLYTONY

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    My 2004 Silverado 3500 4X4 with 24K miles got a power steering leak. must be a pressure line, emptied in 3 miles. Oil is above the plastic brush guard. Was there a problem with these trucks? Thanks for any info Chevy PU.jpg
     
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    Your going to have to fill it and see where it is coming from, but I have seen the power steering coolers leak. They usually rust out, the lines are on the drivers side of the radiator and run out to the front of the radiator.
     
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    Thanks that's where I'll start in the am I'll go along with rust. The crap they spray on the roads is bad stuff. I just did rear brakes, and rotors. The rotors were so pitted they couldn't be turned. The brake pad slides look like stainless, but their not. I thought the truck would out live me, but I having doubts.
     
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      pinhole leak at top of the cooler. Cut the cooler off, and by-passed it until I get a new cooler. Seems like a common problem. My truck has 4 radiators, 3 look like new, PS one rusted. Very poor design it doesn't let the water drain away. Thanks for your help 65 sporty. On line around $50, at the stealer $158.
       
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        3 out of 4 look nice. Chevy PS radiator.jpg Chevy radiator (4).jpg
         
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          Got an after market cooler. Made some brackets, now to get it installed Chevy PS cooler.jpg
           
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            Nice. May I know where did you get your new cooler?
             
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            If you are in the salt belt, like me- i wouldnt waste my time or money on a p/s cooler. Just more places to fail. I have removed a few, makes no difference whatsoever.
            I can see it in hotter climates being necessary.

            Dodge rams overpressure in the winter up here, blow seals out if the racks. I bypassed my brothers 4 years ago,until then he lost power steering every winter.