what makes a lexus 4.0 engine smoke after outting in power steering fluid

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Asked by Feb 06, 2011 at 04:27 PM about the 1992 Lexus LS 400 RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Is it still smelling? Did you accidentially slop any liquid on any engine parts? When engine heats up it will burn off eventually.

the fluid is leaking down on to exhaust pipes

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The power steering fluid is indeed dropping onto exhaust or other really hot component and burning up. My car does this and I have to carry a bottle of power steering fluid and refill a little bit every couple weeks

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if smoke trough the exaust pipe could be an air valve located at the bottom portion of the power steering pump it has a pair of vacum lines oneto the air intake plastic pipe and one to the iitake manifold

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