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Old 06-01-2003, 07:59 PM   #1
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too much power steering fluid?

What happens when you put in too much power steering fluid? Everything i read (PS fluid bottle, car manual) says do not overfill. Wellll....i overfilled. I can probly siphon it out, and its not a problem now anyway because i dont have a belt on the pump, but why shouldnt you overfill it? Will it cause any serious problems? Thanks
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Old 06-01-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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I over filled mine once when i had a leak. But some leaked out to bring the level back down. But i i didn't notice any problems.

It should be fine.
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Old 06-01-2003, 09:10 PM   #3
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I've overfilled many and had no problems. I think it's just so that you don't overflow when it's hot causing it to leak out the top and all over the block/road and maybe make a fire.
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No serious problems... it spews out the extra, then it's OK after that.
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