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jeff c
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Mar 19, 2019, 7:32 AM

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I have a 2006 chevy uplander power steering has been a little noisy but full of fluid-double checked this morning fluid is also foaming-- assuming the pump is worn out?


Hammer Time
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Mar 19, 2019, 9:00 AM

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If the fluid is foaming, that means air is getting into the system. Other than just being low on fluid, the most common cause of that is a leak between the reservoir and the pump. If it has a remote reservoir, the line between the reservoir and the pump is the main suspect. Remember, it is not leaking fluid out, it is leaking air in.
If it doesn't have a remote reservoir, then there is a seal between the reservoir housing and the pump itself that may be bad.



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jeff c
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Mar 19, 2019, 9:11 AM

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It doesn't have a remote reservoir is the seal something the local auto parts store will carry --thank's for your help


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Mar 19, 2019, 9:15 AM

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They could possibly carry a complete seal kit but you are much better off to just go to the dealer and get the right part. You are only talking about a few dollar seal.



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jeff c
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Mar 19, 2019, 9:49 AM

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Thank's again for your help sense you advised sucking air and possible cause I started the car thinking if laid my hand on the reservoir maybe there would be a change -there was not but when touched the return line there was---long story short it has a short rubber connection from the line to the reservoir-- tightened clamps noise and foam went away in a short time Again thank's putting me on the right track!


Hammer Time
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Mar 19, 2019, 9:52 AM

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That makes sense. Glad you got it resolved. I will close this now as solved.



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