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What are the effects of overfilling the power steering fluid (oil)?

My fluid was low and in the process of adding more I slightly overfilled it (added to cold engine and overfilled to a level between cold and hot engine markings). Is this something that I need to be worried about. Do I need to siphon the additional fluid out or will it settle over time?

Any thoughts much appreciated.

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What are the effects of overfilling the power steering fluid (oil)?

My fluid was low and in the process of adding more I slightly overfilled it (added to cold engine and overfilled to a level between cold and hot engine markings). Is this something that I need to be worried about. Do I need to siphon the additional fluid out or will it settle over time?

Any thoughts much appreciated.

Thanks!!
OK I don't think this will harm anything.
However, since you said it was a LITTLE overfilled.....why not remove it?
You can either use a Turkey Baster or a Bounty Towel and soak it up.

If it was me? I'd remove it. Because it would always be on my mind.
Taunting me...you know what I mean?

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the only side effect of too much ps fluid is leakage. once the fluid gets hot it can force its way out of the resovoir (worse on ABC cars)
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It made my steering harder. I just sucked the fluid to where it shows "hot" with turkey baster and it feels a lot better.
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