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Power steering oil disapears 2003 WV passat

Cannot find power steering leak. The driveway has spots of oil, but I layed carboard down for two days. No drips. Even when I ran the engine and turned steering wheel. I takes about two weeks before it empty.

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  • Anonymous Oct 31, 2008

    had a oil change done on my 2003 vw passat. returned home parked car overnight noticed a leak on the driveway just ahead od the left front tire. Thought that it was a oil filter leak not being able to see under the vehicle. checked the oil level fine, check'd power steering resevoir empty. any suggestions.

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Likely either the steering rack&pinion assembly is leaking or the hoses to it are leaking, have it put on a lift to see which steering componet the fluid is leaking from.

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