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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Power Steering fluid not red but pink-

Put new fluid in the system and bled it the other day after all the old fluid was drained during the rebuild and now after running truck a bit the fluid is more of a pink color and appears foamy.

Could this be due to some water in the lines?

If so I guess the only way it could be in there was when we cleaned the reservoir and lines. But that was so long ago it hard to imagine water would still be in there.

Ideas? Also I used dexron ATF in it and is a deep red color. The steering seems to work just as well btw.

Do I need to drain it and replace?

Thanks for the help. Never encountered this issue before.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:37 PM
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My guess would be air in the lines, especially with the "foamy" and enough air bubbling around and foaming up is going to make it look pink. I'd check all connections to make sure they are tight/etc, but you're not getting a groan or anything when turning the wheel from side-to-side? Are you sure the fluid level (after it's sat for awhile) is sufficient? Also, if it sits overnight or for a day or so does the "foamy" go away? Not sure how long it would take to settle down to be honest, but does sound like air in the system or an air leak - maybe go through the bleeding process again unless anyone else has a better suggestion.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Thanks Jeff. Will do.

The only fluid in the system was the same ATF fluid as far as I remember. That was over 5 years ago when I took the 90 apart.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Checked level today and it is up.

Have not driven it much I will see how it plays out.

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