The fuel filter is not related to this problem. Air got into the power steering fluid somehow. There are vacuum devices that get attached to the reservoir. By putting the fluid under vacuum, the air expands and is supposed to be easier to expel. The problem is air in a pocket will compress making the fluid level appear to be low, so you add some. When the engine stops, that air is free to expand again. That's what pushes the fluid out. Some auto parts stores have a special funnel to attach to the reservoir to catch that fluid and direct it right back in without the air. You might want to try one of those. Start and stop the engine a few times, and turn the steering wheel full-left to full-right to work any air bubbles out. Let it sit a few hours with that funnel still attached, then start the engine a few times again. Letting it sit will allow the tiny air bubbles mixed in the fluid to slowly float out.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 AT 12:35 PM