Power Steering Fluid Leak

yar02169

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Apr 12, 2012
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I thought the transmission cooler part of my radiator crapped out. Looking into where my drip/river was coming from, I noticed I had a steel power steering cooler that rotted out. A check at the dealer and I found out a new cooler is $190. Went to NAPA and for $35 I bought a transmission cooler that is made out of aluminum (bonus!).

Installation was rather easy. I removed the screw that connect the fan shroud to the radiator, and the screws for the radiator and condenser. That allowed me to move the condenser up and out of it's bottom holder, which allowed my to feed the securing straps from the back side of the condenser forward and through my new cooler. The fan shroud blocks any easy access for a feed through the radiator, condenser and out the front.

The snap together design that GM used made the job look tough, but was simple.
 

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The_Roadie

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Welcome to where the community went! Great first post! Thx.
 

yar02169

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Apr 12, 2012
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Thanks Roadie, I was invited here after posting the first couple pics at the old site, when I was wondering what the cooler was cooling. I figured I'd help populate this site.
 

Mooseman

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That is a great solution. Thanks for sharing! And welcome :tiphat:
 

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