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post #1 of 2 Old 05-21-2009, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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power steering leak.

I had my 09 f350 for 3 days and it developed a leak. the fluid was red so originally I thought it was tranny fliud. while i was driving it to the dealer i began to notice a slight humming nosie, I dropped it off and they explained that the power steering line needed replacing. (which explaines the noise since the pump was low on fluid).

I picked it up last night and being a little paranoid i kept i close eye on the same area where it was leaking before and low and behold it still was dripping (not a bad as before). It was coming from the bottom corner of the wheel well area. I partially removed the well cover and looked around up in the cavities and didn`t notice anything. I cleaned up the corner of the well cover (since its a kind of felt and i thought maybe it absorbed some fluid) and placed a turkey pan underneath just in case. when i woke up this morning there was some fluid in the pan, just a bit but it was there nonetheless. I dropped the truck off again this morning and i`m beginning to become frustrated.

since when did they change power steering fliud to a red color?
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Dexron 3 is considered one of the best fluids for high heat hydraulic fluid operations as well as superior stability. We use it in all of our hydraulic machines.

Keep in mind that the brake system is also powered by the hydraulic pump so you will not have brake system boost if the fluid runs out.

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