Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replace a power steering pump and the fluid boiling out the pump and still leaks.

asked by on

Replace the power steering pump and the fluid boiling out of the pump and still leaks.

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, It is very uncommon for power steering fluid to boil. It may be more likely that the fluid may have air bubbles in it as a result of changing the power steering pump. Air bubbles in the system may appear to look like the fluid is boiling. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at the vehicle to determine what may be causing the power steering fluid to leak.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Replace a power steering pump and the fluid boiling out the pump and still leaks.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My cars battery keeps dying while i'm driving about 70mph??

Try and rev your engine, without moving, to 3500 RPMs and see if the light flickers. If it does, then you most likely have a bad alternator. It may have bad internal brushes or rotor which calls for a replacement....

Q: Can missing wheel studs affect 4wd?

In most situations, I can't think of a situation where missing wheel studs will prevent you from engaging the four wheel drive system. If a piece of a broken wheel stud falls behind the flange, it can cause the wheel...

Q: Coolant

The green stuff is a cheap and general alternative to the dex-cool. The green universal coolant does the job just as well and should be ok, but there are special additives GM makes available in the dex-cool that the other...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...