ive checked all the fluids and its definitely the power steering fluid. I did replace the power steering fluid last month and filled it all the way up. could this be the excess leaking? the power steering fluid container is dry. the fluid seems to be leaking from drivers side. ill post pix soon
Wow, you need to be a bit more specific in your descriptions, some of the things you are saying are total opposites and I have to guess at what you mean because to take it literally makes no sense.
the power steering fluid container is dry
Do you mean the exterior
of the power steering reservoir is dry? Thus there is NO evidence of leaking from the Power Steering Reservoir? If the inside of the PS Reservoir is dry, clearly there is a leak and you're damaging your PS system and Hydraulic Fan (If you have one, I think only the Hemi has it). The PS fluid also lubes the system and the pump is spinning at high speeds needing lubrication.
I did replace the power steering fluid last month and filled it all the way up.
Did you fill all the way to the top of the Reservoir or did you Properly Service it? i.e. fill it to the proper level according to the dip stick on the cap? If you filled it to the very top of the reservoir, you overfilled, a.k.a. over serviced it.
could this be the excess leaking?
The PS system creates a lot of pressure and fluid gets very hot. A kink in a hose can cause pressure surges or back-ups in the system that can get forced out past the cap in the reservoir (that is for proper levels). That is why the proper level is below the top of the reservoir and set by the dipstick for hot and cold, and if you overfill it, even pressure surges from a proper working system will force the excess out the top past the cap. If that happened the exterior of the reservoir would be wet.
ive checked all the fluids and its definitely the power steering fluid
Did you thoroughly check everything and through a process of elimination, determine it was the PS system or did you jump to conclusions based off the fluid color? What you told us contradicted each point. NOT beating you up, just a lesson learned, but some of the other things you said, concern me a bit.
The only reason I bring it up, that creates a new concern. Did you use the proper fluid to refill your PS system or did you use any old PS fluid off the shelf of your local auto store?
Why I ask, the proper PS fluid for the Commander, only available from the Dealer as far as I'm aware, is clear and NOT the same color of any anti-freeze, either the OEM anti-freeze (Orange/Pink) or the aftermarket equivalent Zerex G-05 (Amber). Only some of the "All Makes, All Models, Mixes with any Color" anti-freezes being hocked at big departments stores and auto stores is dyed so faintly amber they would appear "Clear" and those anti-freezes or OAT, even worse, GM Dexcool, that should never be used in a Commander.
See what I'm getting at, I'm NOT really beating you up about being a less than an expert mechanic, that is why the forum is here to help each other, its more that what I'm getting from some of the things you've told us, the impression you've got the wrong fluids in your Commander. If so, you want to correct that.