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First time Sc400 owner, tips are very appreciated


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Hey guys, I just bought my first sc400 and I have a couple questions, my biggest concern is that she keeps burning alternators i read somewhere that it might be my power steering? Or someone mentioned the valve cover cap? Any help would be greatly appreciated as i cant afford to take her to a shop, also any general tips about this car Would be awesome, thanks guys!

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Yes, the power steering unit will drip into the alternator and kill it.  It happened to me.  I have had to replace the power steering unit twice now.  It is a known issue with this model and when it starts leaking it will take the alternator with it.  Watch the power steering unit for any leaking.  If you can catch it before much drips into the alternator you could save it.

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