I need some help with a power steering problem. My 2004 PT Cruiser only leaks power steering fluid out while driving it. I have made sure of this, there are no spots where I park it at night. I know there was a recall on the hose and according to my dealership they fixed it. I do not recall them doing so. I need help finding out exactly where it would be leaking at now, so I don't have to pay the dealership to fix it.
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Re: Power steering leak
Start the engine and allow it to idle,turn the steering wheel lock to lock several times to boost fluid pressure. then look under engine compartment you should see the leak also check the fluid reservoir for sign of foaming. This will indicate a leak check hoses around the pump area ect. hope this help
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Check the power steering for low fluid in the power steering fluid reservoir on the front of the engine. Refer to your owners manual for illustration and location. If the level is low you have a leak, look for a red fluid on the ground under the car when parked.
Please check the TYRE pressure if this seems OK then you must hoist the car and check the steering with the wheels up . If this is not found to be free the power steering section must be checked in detail starting from the drive, the hydraulics to the ball joint links. Loss of fluid or fault in pump cannot be ruled out. check the drive belt which if failed will be indicated.
Can not solve that type of issue without seeing vehicle.
Is it common for a trans leak.it happens ,and you need to attempt to properly repair. Some leaks are not always fixable with trans in vehicle.
Don't drive it, with a situation where your always adding fluid,you'll forget and burn up the trans.
low power steering fluid wont but low power steering pressure can. there is a switch in the rack that sends messages to the pcm.the switch can be replaced separate from the rack.if the rack is leaking it needs replaced but if the switch is leaking it can be replaced separate.