POWER STEERING LINES ARE HOT TO TOUCH

  • Tiny
  • hellohiwelcome
  • 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 238,700 miles

The power steering lines to the hydro-boost are hot to touch? I bled the power steering and hydraulic booster, so why are they hot to touch? Thank you!

Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 11:00 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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  • 24,900 posts

That's highly compressed hydraulic fluid. If it doesn't get hot, something's not working. Put your hands on the head of an air compressor and feel how hot it gets from compressing cold air to just 120 psi. It will burn your hand. Power steering fluid gets compressed to 1100 psi and will get real hot too.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 12:12 AM

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