Q: power steering issue

asked by on March 06, 2017

my power steering fluid comes out the top of reservoir and the top pops off. do i need a flush or another power steering pump?

My car has 215000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the system was recently opened up to replace any parts, what you are describing is typically a consequence of air trapped in the system, and consequent aeration of the power steering fluid, which builds pressure in the reservoir. Check also for a defective or cracked cap of course. Once you are sure that all air has been expelled from the system, if the problem recurs there could be a restriction in the return line to the pump or a leak that admits air. If bleeding does not resolve the problem and/or if you desire that YourMechanic inspect and bleed the system, simply request power steering pump inspection - system bleeding and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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