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Old 03-07-2010, 09:56 PM   #11
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Re: So, a Cummins 5.9 sits for a few years.... Help Saturday?

Even money whether it's that or power steering fluid.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:21 AM   #12
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Re: So, a Cummins 5.9 sits for a few years.... Help Saturday?

Hmm. Yeah, it looked a bit thin to be trans fluid though, but I will get under there this week and have a better look. It's so far up front, that maybe it's trans fluid going to a cooler? Could be a rubbed line, or something, that would be nice.
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Re: So, a Cummins 5.9 sits for a few years.... Help Saturday?

I would expect the power steering to use ATF, actually.

Err...why not start with the obvious? ARe the transmission or power steering fluid low?
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Re: So, a Cummins 5.9 sits for a few years.... Help Saturday?

ATF is right around 18 weight on the SAE scale so it's actually pretty thin stuff. I'm with Jaraxle...see what's low as both the power steering system and the transmission likely use the same fluid and both are in that same vicinity in one form or another.
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