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Old 04-21-2009
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power steering problem

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Today i went to take a picture of my truck and i turned it off. I realized my wheels weren't facing the way i wanted so without turning the truck on I turned the wheels all the way in the other direction. I get out to take a picture and notice fluid leaking all over the ground and discover its my power steering fluid.

I pop the hood and notice there is a small vent in the cap for the steering fluid reservoir.

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It seems that a bunch of fluid sprayed out this vent and thats the source of the leak...

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Can anyone tell me if turning the wheels without the truck running would cause this?
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yes. without the truck on, the pump doesnt turn and it sprays the fluid out of the lid. perfectly normal
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Okay thanks! i was worried!
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Yep its normal. I have had it happen to me a couple times to. Thought the first time I did it that i broke something.
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wow i learn something new everyday
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