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Old 04-09-2007, 07:47 AM
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power steering fluid lost when 4wd engaged

Hi people i need some help on this one 1993 chevy silverado 5.7 4wd now here is the sitiuation , Yesterday i engaged my 4wd and drove to home depot 4 blocks down the road i here a whinding noise from under the hood . I pulled over to notice all my power steering fluid leaking out . I get to home depot a block later park go inside a pool of power steering fluid all gone . any one can tell me what happen thank guys !!

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Just curious, why would you be using the 4WD in Miami (per your user ID)? If it's like the transfer case in my '89 GMC K1500, 4WD is not meant to be used on dry roads at all. BTW, the transfer case has nothing to do with the power steering pump, so I think you're just looking at a coincidence.
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It sounds like the truck chose that time to loose a seal or hose. Or the cap on the reservoir was left off.

I don't believe there is any connection between the power steering and the 4x being locked in.

I have to agree with Mauss the 4X isn't intended or recommended to be used on dry pavement in that rig.
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