What a Dork, I overfilled my power steering..now what??

03-18-2006, 08:22 AM
:banghead: Its leaking underneath the car at what looks like a little box that hoses go into. I have a 91 park avenue by the way. I'm so mad at myself for doing this. The power steering is not working. :screwy: I should be shot :icon16: Any help, not with the shooting but how can I fix this problem. Thanks, Jim

03-18-2006, 11:04 AM
Not clear, the p/s did not work before you over filled it, was it empty, does it leak, more info here.

03-18-2006, 08:11 PM
It musta had a slow leak but worked fine when filled properly

auto trainy
03-20-2006, 08:00 AM
Try a turkey baster (ask a cook) and then buy a new one.

03-21-2006, 07:21 PM
What kind of reply was that?? :screwy: Someone please try and help me here. It is leaking at a little box type thing under the engine. Two hoses go into it and at the end is a U shape tube. ANY help will be appreciated. I don't wann suck out the fluid with a baster and buy a new one. How can I fix this one. Supposed to be some knowledgable car humans in here. I know someone can help me. If they choose to. And I hope you will. Jim

03-22-2006, 01:37 AM
do what auto trainy said and use a baster to remove all the fluid. Next, inspect the hoses for leaks. If the unit itself is leaking elsewhere, then replace it.

03-22-2006, 10:44 AM
Hey jimmiejam...don't get your panties in a bunch. auto trainy was saying to use a turkey baster to get the excess fluid out and then buy a new TURKEY BASTER not a new car. If you have a better plan to get the fluid out the go that route. The thing I don't understand is how the pwr str was working before you filled it and now it's not. Overfilling a system like the pwr str system usually doesn't cause catastrophic failure. Plus, we really need better descriptions than 'a little box type thing under the engine'. Believe me...you will find help on this site, but you have to help us help you. MM.

03-22-2006, 08:18 PM
power steering fluid was low. was screeching alot when turning. Other than the screeching the steering was fine. This has happened before and I knew I was low on fluid because it solved the screeching before. I overfilled the resevoir past the cold line but not over real far. Next time I drove the car the power steering stopped working and there is a leak at the "little box thing" under the engine on the passenger side. If I new better how to explain this I would. Jim

03-22-2006, 08:57 PM
The little box thing, does it have hoses going into it? Does it have a rod going into it? The power steering has some basic parts, and I think we are trying to narrow it down to help.

Power steering can leak from the pump, which is where you fill the fliuid, the hoses, or the steering box.

03-23-2006, 08:23 PM
I give up. :banghead: Guess I'll go ask at a flower shop forum. Might get some kinda answer. Jim

03-23-2006, 08:23 PM
I give up. :banghead: Guess I'll go ask at a flower shop forum. Might get some kinda answer. Jim

03-30-2006, 12:40 AM
That "little box thing" that everyone is referring to happens to be the power steering cooler. You'll need to replace it to stop the leak.

03-30-2006, 12:46 AM
Funny thing What i was going to suggest is a turkey baster but someone beat me to it great minds think alike lol:grinno:

03-30-2006, 10:49 AM
I give up. :banghead: Guess I'll go ask at a flower shop forum. Might get some kinda answer. Jim
If you don't get the answers you are looking for here or the "flower shop", you might try the pet store!
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03-30-2006, 06:33 PM
Good idea. Never thought of the pet store. Looks like KOK328 was the only one to give me some kinda answer that helped. The stuff is leaking out why would I wanna use a turkey baster to take more out?? Pet store here I come. Thanks KOK. Jim

04-22-2006, 05:07 PM
You said you over filled it? If you have fluid in the power steering pump, weather too much or too little, your still going to have power steering unless something else is wrong which I suspect! But being a smart ass ain't going to get you the help you need!!

04-22-2006, 08:26 PM
Hey Jim, I gotta say, if you don't like the advice you get here, please go somewhere else. People try to help you with a problem you can't clearly describe and you insult them.

I have to agree with you on one point, it seems you are a dork.

Sorry you got a power steering leak.

Sorry you don't know how to properly fill your power steering. I knew how to do that before I could drive.

Sorry I tried to help you.

Sorry you can't be more gracious to those who try to help you.

Good luck. :screwy:

auto trainy
04-23-2006, 11:38 AM
Sorry guys for all the confusion I thought it was a good idea and a cheap one since he did say he overfilled it but maybey he'll have better luck at the pet store.

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