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Power steering fluid loss

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Old 07-01-2018, 03:28 PM
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'99 T&C, 255k miles... with the intense heat here on the east coast I'm using the AC a lot, and because I use the van to transport rescue dogs there are times when I have to let the van sit running for 10-15 minutes at a time with the AC on. I'm finding that when I do that the steering fluid starts leaking out right under where the steering wheel is. If I let it sit for 5 minutes or so the steering will start clicking once I get moving but will stop clicking after a few minutes driving. I've had the van for about 1 years and never had to add steering fluid. Can the AC affect the steering system somehow?
 
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:18 PM
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In short answer form NO. there is an oil cooler, and many small connecting rubber hoses for the P/steering system in the area you describe. These are low pressure in the return half of the system. at the age of your van, a clamp or hose may be leaking from the heat. Time to go underneath and track it down!
 
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