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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-17-2008, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Power Steering lost after front end collision at low speed

I had a low speed (<5mph) fender bender yesterday and leaked fluid from the front passenger side of the vehicle (right behind bumper). Looks like tubes are coming into a radiator/cooler in the front of the van. Leak is either coming from tubes or connection to the radiator/cooler. Fluid is gold in color, smells like oil. Lost about a 1/2 quart right away. I immediately lost power steering.

Trying to determine if what leaked was the power steering fluid and if I can drive the vehicle 4 hours home - don't want to burn up the pump. Also if there are any quick fixes for the tube, metal tape etc. if I find a crack or if the male to female connection into the radiator/cooler with the tube is the issue. I have not checked the power steering fluid yet.

Called Onstar and they could not patch me to a dealer for help because it was 7:15 CST on Sat. nght.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 08:40 PM
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Re: Power Steering lost after front end collision at low speed

Hi. I saw your same post under Engine and Drivetrains. Some discussion took place that may help you. Guess you didn't get it resolved yet? Let us know if you can Good luck!

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