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Old 05-21-2007
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Wierd Power Steering.

Heres the story, First rack went bad in my truck in like 03 so I replaced it with one from napa, then I dropped the truck 5/6 in spring 05 and when they aligned it they pushed the boot back and all the salt and walter destroyed the rack again so i replaced it spring of 06 lol.

Heres the weird story today i was driving not an issue im turning into gas station to go get raped for gas prices and necxt thing i know the steering wheel is vibrating and the power steering pump is crying. So I check it its empty weird, I havent seen any dripping from the rack? I just dont know where the fluid of gone if it would of leaked I would see it because i park in the same spot in my driveway every day...

so I filled it up it seems to be back to normal now I just cant understand where the fluid went its like it disapeared magically what are you guys thoughts?
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crawl under there and check it out...maybe its all wet with fluid? idk.

or maybe u never filled it. lol
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crawl under there and check it out...maybe its all wet with fluid? idk.

or maybe u never filled it. lol
I crawled under it and checked the rack and the boots, they are dry and everything looks ok, I know where itd leak and if the boots were bad from the previous rack problems lol.
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i had this same problem today i just filled it and its been fine sofar
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Did you by chance turn the steering wheel without the truck on before this happened? I know it can cause problems like that.
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Did you by chance turn the steering wheel without the truck on before this happened? I know it can cause problems like that.

nope, like i said its like the fluid magically dispeared and I would of noticed if it leaked out. I filled it up and no problems its back to normal and its not leaking either.
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Im not sure if the 2wd have them but the 4wd have a ps cooler near the rack.


Check your lines, also check to see if your ps pump res cracked.
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drop and destroy
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Im not sure if the 2wd have them but the 4wd have a ps cooler near the rack.


Check your lines, also check to see if your ps pump res cracked.
I checked all of them, and if something did go bad would it of leaked?
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drop and destroy
lol the first rack was destroyed not due to the drop, but the people who aligned it.

even though I have destroyed that black plastic box thing where the tranny cooler is and all, and my back bumper from backing out of my driveway. and tweaked my tranny crossmember.
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I checked all of them, and if something did go bad would it of leaked?

Its possible.

I know for a fact a power steering fluid steeling nymph doesn't exist.


You maybe have a small spray out of a hose that goes on to the ground due to being so low.

Or the last place that changed your oil decide to steal your power steering fluid.
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Its possible.

I know for a fact a power steering fluid steeling nymph doesn't exist.


You maybe have a small spray out of a hose that goes on to the ground due to being so low.

Or the last place that changed your oil decide to steal your power steering fluid.
Yeah I dunno i doubt it has anything to do with being low ive checked everywhere possible and its all dry and no hints of any leaks or sprays.

and I change my own oil lol.
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