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Hey guys, I have an 01 2500 that im having steering pump problems on. First thing i noticed was my pump started whining and I checked the fluid level and the fluid was foamy so i changed the fluid but it still kept boiling over. I bought a used pump to switch pumps but it still does the same thing. I figure its an air leak but i have no idea where because there is not a visible leak anywhere. Does anybody have any suggestions of where to start?? Thanx
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i have the same problem when it gets real cold. i dont really think there is a fix to it. i was told to use Power steering fluid....i did and fixed the problem but the PS fluid ate all the seals in the pump now i need to rebuild the ps pump....so i dunno man
 

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Hey guys, I have an 01 2500 that im having steering pump problems on. First thing i noticed was my pump started whining and I checked the fluid level and the fluid was foamy so i changed the fluid but it still kept boiling over. I bought a used pump to switch pumps but it still does the same thing. I figure its an air leak but i have no idea where because there is not a visible leak anywhere. Does anybody have any suggestions of where to start?? Thanx
what kinda fluid are you using? ps fluid, atf? also, what brand?
 

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ps fluid.. prestone...i didnt completely clean the system out thou just switched pumps and filled the res. could the fluid b the problem....the old one worked fine until i noticed the bubbles and whining
 

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possibly. i know when i put power steering fluid in my 04, i killed it :doh: 3rd gens call for ATF+4, its possible someone put the wrong fluid in (due to different vehicles using different fluids). over time it will breakdown differently. your best bet is too COMPLETLY flush the whole system, thourghly! and start over.
 

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Ok ill try that and see what happens. Thanx for the input!
 
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