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Quick power steering reservoir question -- 99 XC AWD Topic is solved

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Quick power steering reservoir question -- 99 XC AWD

Post by wizechatmgr » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:41 pm

Should this under any circumstances have pressure in it when I remove the cap?

I believe mine is getting ready to go. Probably original and probably in need of replacement.
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Re: Quick power steering reservoir question -- 99 XC AWD  Topic is solved

Post by oragex » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:07 pm

On mine there is a little pressure.As the fluid gets hot, I guess it expands a little.

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Re: Quick power steering reservoir question -- 99 XC AWD

Post by ecbsykes » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:27 pm

It may have a little pressure, but usually not much. The plastic reservoirs suck. I've replaced mine twice, and they still leak after a while. Bad design.
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Re: Quick power steering reservoir question -- 99 XC AWD

Post by wizechatmgr » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:46 pm

So them building a little pressure is normal? Hmm, learn something new every day :)
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