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12-02-32-002A Power Steering Noise or Fluid Leak from Power Steering Pump Gear or High Pressure Hose During Extreme Low Temperature Operation (Replace Power Steering Fluid) - (Jun 4 2013) A C Pressure Switches

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Subject:Power Steering Noise or Fluid Leak from Power Steering Pump, Gear or High PressureHose During Extreme Low Temperature Operation (Replace Power Steering Fluid)

#12-02-32-002A: Power Steering Noise or Fluid Leak from Power Steering Pump, Gear or High Pressure Hose During Extreme Low Temperature Operation (Replace Power Steering Fluid) - (Jun 4, 2013) A/C Pressure Switches

Models: 2014 and Prior GM Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks
  

This bulletin is being revised to add the 2013-2014 model years, add noise as a possiblecondition and add a Note in the Instructions section. Please discard Corporate BulletinNumber 12-02-32-002.

Condition

Some customers may comment that their vehicle is experiencing noise or a fluid leakfrom the power steering pump, gear or high pressure side power steering hose duringextreme low outdoor temperature operation.

Cause

During extremely low temperatures, -30°C (-22°F) or lower, the power steering fluidmay thicken and the power steering system pressures may rise, potentially causingnoise or damage to various components.

Instructions

To resolve this condition, replace any damaged power steering system components, flushthe power steering system and refill with Cold Climate power steering fluid. Referto Power Steering in SI.

Note:In some extreme operating conditions, this fluid may not correct the condition. Analternate power steering fluid is available for a select group of vehicles, pleaserefer to the latest version of Bulletin Number 13-02-32-001 for additional information.

Parts Information

Part Number

Description

12345866 (in Canada use 10953484)

16 oz. bottle Power Steering Fluid - Cold Climate

12345867 (in Canada use 10953471)

32 oz. bottle Power Steering Fluid - Cold Climate

GM bulletins are intended for use by professional technicians,NOT a "do-it-yourselfer".  They are written to inform thesetechnicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or toprovide information that could assist in the proper service of avehicle.  Properly trained technicians have the equipment,tools, safety instructions, and know-how to do a job properly andsafely.  If a condition is described, DO NOT assume that thebulletin applies to your vehicle, or that your vehicle will havethat condition.  See your GM dealer for information on whetheryour vehicle may benefit from the information.

#12-02-32-002A: Power Steering Noise or Fluid Leak from Power Steering Pump, Gear or High Pressure Hose During Extreme Low Temperature Operation (Replace Power Steering Fluid) - (Jun 4, 2013) A/C Pressure Switches

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