Mechanics

POWER STEERING FLUID

1989 Honda Prelude • 4 cylinder FWD Manual • 277 miles

I have an 89 Honda Prelude. Power steering fluid appears to be leaking out of the cap on top of resevoir. I replaced the resevoir about three years ago. The temperature outside was in the teens last night. Would this contribute to the leak. The resevoir had alot of bubbles after I started the car and the fluid flowed onto driveway. Thanks in advance JB
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Jaybee
January 12, 2011.



It is possible for the temperature to affect the fluids but if the foaming and bubbling is excessive, the more likely cause would be air being drawn into the system.

Air can be drawn into system from 2 areas: 1. Supply hose and connections to pump. Ensure the hose and joints are good with no signs of oil seeping out.

2. Pump. When pump show signs of leaking, air can be drawn in via poor sealings, usually hardened sealing O-rings.

KHLow2008
Jan 12, 2011.