Power steering fluid cooler
This is a discussion on Power steering fluid cooler within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Cutlass I think its a handling upgrade. If your auto cross racing, you're really gonna heat up ...
03-13-2010, 09:41 AM #21
03-13-2010, 10:07 AM #22
Sorry, guess I should have mentioned that little detail. I was referring to auto crossing, road racing.
In day to day driving the PS cooler is not a necessary item.
03-13-2010, 10:09 AM #23
03-13-2010, 01:11 PM #24
I boiled the fluid in my pump during a test and tune auto cross day even with the cooler! So it's really needed for the big tires. I went to a turn one pump after that day.
03-13-2010, 07:54 PM #25
06-03-2015, 05:28 PM #26
- Join Date
- Oct 2012
- Chicago (South Subs)
- 2000 Pontiac Trans Am WS6
I found some fluid in my radiator which looked to be power steering fluid. Tearing appart the radiator I observed the Power Steering Cooler which I hadn't paid attention to before. Could this be the problem, bad gasket? If so, does anyone know where to buy parts (either a new cooler or gasket), because I can't seem to find anything.
I know people have said to "bypass it" in other posts, but I just cut up a new red hose kit to fit with the cooler. And I really don't want to waste more money replacing that expensive hose.
Thanks for the help.
06-04-2015, 02:56 AM #27
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- Apr 2008
- Madison, WI
1999 Formula WS6 M6-sold
- 2001 Silverado Z71
No gaskets. You just need a new cooler. GM will sell you one-------------------------------------Kooks 1 7/8" race headers, Kooks ORY, Borla catback, Nitto 555R, LS6 intake manifold, Shaner S3 ported stock throttle body, SLP lid, smooth bellows, JAAM Ram Air kit, Elite Engineering catch can, LS6 valley cover, EGR and AIR deleted, Frost tune, and Simpson Racing child car seat in the back. 13.2 @ 108MPH
06-04-2015, 03:04 AM #28
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- Mansfield, PA
Black & Blue
- '02 WS.6 / '07 Suburban
You will need to flush both the P/S system and cooling system. I removed our P/S cooler years ago and replaced it with a small tube and fin cooler mounted to the K-member.
06-05-2015, 12:22 PM #29
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