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So, its snowing, and I drove all the way into work today. Everything is fine most of the way. At one light I make a left turn, and I heard what sounded like a higher pitched fan or belt or motor noise, but then it stopped.

A little while after that on the highway my sterring feels a little tighter, and I finally get to a light and have no power steering (sterring actually feels a little better while driving without it :rofl: ) I get to the parking garage (set off some alarms because of my exhaust :p) and then struggle to get in the spot with no power steering.

I pop the hood, there is a piece of a plastic bag on the upper left most belt/pulley (passenger side in front of the engine) and some more torn bag in my radiator fan. Also looked like there was some snow packed behind my driver side fog surrond (which is where my power steering line relocation is because I have a new FMIC) I guess a lot of snow got in becaus I have M&S Fog surronds. And my power steering fluid is empty.

I just got into the office, so hopefully the snow will melt in the garage thats in the engine bay. I have like half a bottle of fluid in my trunk which wont be enough.

What could have happened? Could it have over heated because of the plastic bag and stuff? Its too dark out because the sun isn't up and I couldn't see in the garage. I'm going to geta few bottles of fluid, fill it up and go home later and try and find a leak or something. Taking any suggestions while I'm at work.
 

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If your power steering reservoir is empty & all the fluid leaked out, I would venture to say that the plastic bag got caught in the serpentine belt & pulleys, then maybe got caught around P/S line pulling it loose causing the fluid loss. Just a guess from what you've stated, but a good starting point to start looking.
 

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Well, I just got back from lunch, light doesn't really get into the garage so I couldnt see any better. I put some fuild in, turned it on, let it get into the system then filled and repeated till it stayed at the fill line. When I leave work hopefully there will be fluid left.

Also, whats the proper way to flush our system (or any power steering system). while ive been running generic fluid for about 10k miles (all mine spilled out relocating the cooler during my FMIC install), I've read that we should use special fluid from Hyundai... FML

I guess I shoudl get some of theirs and not continue to run this longer than needed. Anyone else have experience with non OEM fluid?
 

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Well, I just got back from lunch, light doesn't really get into the garage so I couldnt see any better. I put some fuild in, turned it on, let it get into the system then filled and repeated till it stayed at the fill line. When I leave work hopefully there will be fluid left.

Also, whats the proper way to flush our system (or any power steering system). while ive been running generic fluid for about 10k miles (all mine spilled out relocating the cooler during my FMIC install), I've read that we should use special fluid from Hyundai... FML

I guess I shoudl get some of theirs and not continue to run this longer than needed. Anyone else have experience with non OEM fluid?
Before I did the IC install I went to buy some more fluid @ the dealer and was told that the Hyndai site recommends flushing the OEM fluid I have and replace with some euro HIGH $$ Fluid hyndai uses now.

But then the tech looked and saw that there was a TSB about faulty PS pumps, and that when the pump gives out, the new one must be installed and the New fluid must be used.

He gave me the "regular" PS fluid they use in almost all Hyundais, and said to wait until my PS pump goes out, so I don't have to pay for the new fluid...
 

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Our cars gon't require any super P/S fluid, but you can check your owner's manual for details on proper recommended fluids.

As for flushing, we use a BG power flush machine here at the dealership. We've got a BG flush machine for every fluid (transmission, coolant, brake, P/S etc).
 

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Our cars gon't require any super P/S fluid, but you can check your owner's manual for details on proper recommended fluids.

As for flushing, we use a BG power flush machine here at the dealership. We've got a BG flush machine for every fluid (transmission, coolant, brake, P/S etc).
I did too and went to buy the PSF3 or PSF4 they had listed, but was told by guys on the forum and from a TSB the parts guy showed me that IF problem would rise up with the PS pump, that a new one along with the new fluid would have to be used.

The fluid is Pentamax" "pentostar" or w/e, it's found in BMWs and MErcs usually.
 

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Barely made it out of the lot... Pump is noisier than usual and after a few blocks no more fluid again... Parking the car till the snow dries and gonna try and find the leak. Probably near my intercooler pipe where I have it wrap around to the front.
 

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Bummer..
too cold out for that!
Good Luck with the repair
Hopefully just a low presssure line.. quick fix..cheap
 

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I did too and went to buy the PSF3 or PSF4 they had listed, but was told by guys on the forum and from a TSB the parts guy showed me that IF problem would rise up with the PS pump, that a new one along with the new fluid would have to be used.

The fluid is Pentamax" "pentostar" or w/e, it's found in BMWs and MErcs usually.
Good to know.

Barely made it out of the lot... Pump is noisier than usual and after a few blocks no more fluid again... Parking the car till the snow dries and gonna try and find the leak. Probably near my intercooler pipe where I have it wrap around to the front.
Good luck with getting her fixed, keep us posted.
 

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So, I found where the leak is... Not sure how to fix it, it looks like the hard, plastic part of the line must have a crack or pinsize hole in it. The fluid bubbles out of it. Here's a pic, took a video too but the fluid had all drained and there was no more leaking.

Big image btw, but its better you can see at full res so click the url for the full size one. The bottom part of the line, right where the little hose clamp is near the FMIC is where it bubbles out and leaks.

Any ideas on a good way to patch this up? Epoxy maybe? Not sure if the power steering fluid would eat away at that.

Full Size: http://cjd-design.com/gc/ps/ps1.jpg

 

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Just get the proper part and replace it. Do not do a patch job on it. Chances are it will leak again. Get the new part and positon so you do not have the chaffing that caused your original problem.
 

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So my fmic's tblot clamp gauged a hole in the metal line. Check the picture out. I cut that piece of line off with a hacksaw and attached the silicone hose to the metal line again. Seems fine, but I'm a little worried because there is no "nipple" at the end of the metal line like there was. I tightened the hose clamp really tight but there isn't anything leaking now. Hopefully it will stay that way.

Anyone with a new fmic and t bolt clamps on the u bends should double check the ps line is not rubbing on it. You can actually push the metal line torwards the back of the car for extra clearance.

 
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