Power steering fluid and coolant reserve tank residue

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Old 01 Mar 2004, 10:25 pm   #1 (permalink)
y_p_w
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Default Power steering fluid and coolant reserve tank residue

I know this has been brought up before, but I always figure it
never hurts to rehash a topic every once in a while.

I checked the power steering resevoir in my folks' 2001 Camry.
I drove it around for about 4 miles to warm everything up.
The PS reservoir wasn't up to the top (hot) indicator, so I
just filled a little ACDelco Dexron III like the manual and
reservoir cap says. Of course the fluid was amber in color,
with an odor similar to Honda PSF-V. I figure it should be
OK, but it's rather strange. The color is going to be really
funky. BTW - the car was assembled in Kentucky.

Second - there was some red gelatinous residue just off the
cap of the reserve/overflow coolant tank. I cleaned it off
just in case, but it looks like a certain amount of coolant
seems to spurt off and solidifies. The (snap-closed) cap
doesn't appear to be very tight

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Old 02 Mar 2004, 09:08 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Power steering fluid and coolant reserve tank residue

y_p_w <y_p_w@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<V0U0c.17265$aT1.1726@newsread1.news.pas.eart hlink.net>...
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> I checked the power steering resevoir in my folks' 2001 Camry.
> I drove it around for about 4 miles to warm everything up.
> The PS reservoir wasn't up to the top (hot) indicator


With the automatic transmission, the fluid needs to be up to the full
hot mark, but with the power steering, I just fill it to the full cold
mark so that the level is between hot and cold marks during operation.
I could be wrong, but I think the level in the power steering
reservoir is less critical, as long as it is not too low.
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