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2007 Chevrolet Impala Question: power steering fluid is foamy

 

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pattis impala, 3.5L V6, Riverton, NJ, January 13, 2014, 14:36
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had a slow leak, added fluid myself hoping to delay mechanic visit. now fluid is foamy. headed to dealer tomorrow. any input?

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    Dr Quick January 13, 2014, 16:41
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    Power steering fluid usually will look foamy when engine is running and will take a bit to settle down. What does fluid look like after car has been off for 15 minutes?

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    pattis impala, January 13, 2014, 17:09
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    Looks settled, thanks, will get a better look in the am. Thanks!

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    ziptie12 January 14, 2014, 20:54
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    Air is getting into the system from somewhere on the suction side of the pump --hose o-ring/seal from reservoir maybe?

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