General Maintenance & Repairs - Power steering fluid looks milky whiteish
08-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Any idea what would cause power steering fluid to turn milky whiteish in color? Also, anyone know of any links to how-to change your power steering fluid?
08-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Do you have a power steering cooler on the car? If you do then mayybe the power steering cooler is allowing the coolant to mix with the power steering fluid.
08-01-2012, 05:54 PM
another vote for the PS cooler , mine looked more like chocolate milk
08-01-2012, 07:28 PM
Damn good question. I have no idea, the guy I recently bought the car from seemed incredibly successful in life but at the same time unable to hold a coherent conversation, so I was unable to learn anything about the car. Where would I find the PS cooler and what would it look like? On that note, if I have a PS cooler is it OK that it is allowing coolant to mix with it, or is that a no-no?
08-02-2012, 01:10 AM
its a big aluminum tube lookin thingy at the top by the radiator.....if you have 1......GET RID OF IT.....this has been a public service announcement
08-02-2012, 02:51 AM
if you want to do the cheap route, like i did. just go buy some brass plugs and plug the power steering cooler. But DO NOT plug the power steering lines, instead loop them back together. I remember seeing someone on here say that they plugged the lines and I gave him a fair warning...2 weeks later the plugs busted and the power steering fluid went everywhere.
08-02-2012, 07:08 AM
Please use the search function, your NOT the first person with this issue, this has been discussed a LOT!
08-02-2012, 08:24 AM
Foamy white is usually air. The pump could also be going bad.
08-02-2012, 09:00 AM
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