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Author Topic: Red puddle under front end  (Read 771 times)
natepelton
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« on: February 18, 2012, 04:48:23 PM »

I went to add oil to the engine from the reservoir and mistakenly opened both valves. I didn't know that one went to the manual transmission. The bus is parked on a slight incline to the front of the bus. A day or so after I added the engine oil I noticed the puddle under the front end. I didn't use red oil, but I'm hoping what I used pushed out whatever was in there and it overflowed onto the ground. Otherwise I have another issue to track down. It's winter here right now and the bus isn't on the road so no rush without outside work, but would like to know what is going on. It's dripping front right under the spare tire. I have to lower the spare tire panel to see what's going on. Live and learn.
-Nate
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 05:40:44 PM »

I expect you will find your power steering is using transmission fluid, which is fine.

The level will be lower...and the red puddle is a leak up under there somewhere in that system.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 07:30:41 PM »

Nate open door driver side right lower under toll window and you will see power steering hose connections to box. They run from there one piece to the rear luggage bay wall thru center tunnel. There is a splice/connection there that  goes the rest of the way to the pump/reservoir.
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