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Power sterring fluid leeking from steering column inside vehicle

I notice that oil was leeking from under my steering wheel, now my car is making a noise like there is no oil in my power steering pump...I don't have any oil dripping from the pump..just inside.....HELP.....

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  • rmct Feb 04, 2009

    Thats what I thought, there should not be any oil, but I put my hand under and felt the oil. as well as you can see it on the carpet. the noise is coming from the outside..it sounds like it is coming from the rods connected to the power steering.

  • rmct Feb 04, 2009

    dark brownish

  • rmct Feb 04, 2009

    I'll check when I go home tonight.

  • rmct Feb 11, 2009

    checked and it feels like grease.

  • rmct Feb 17, 2009

    I'll have to clean it up and see. Thank you

  • rmct Mar 06, 2009

    thank you for your help...

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Power steering fluid does not come inside the vehicle. It all routes through through hoses near the lower front of the engine.

    What color is the oil dripping from the steering wheel? There is not any fluid of any kind that is in that area of the vehicle.

    Is the noise coming from inside of the car, or outside of the vehicle? And if outside, is the noise near the engine, middle or rear of the vehicle.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    power sterring fluid level is full

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What color is the oil?

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • Mark Egan Feb 04, 2009

    Does it smell like power steering fluid? Or grease?

  • Mark Egan Feb 11, 2009

    The only grease in that area is what's in the steering wheel bearing, and some assembly grease for the steering shaft. But all of these combined should not be enough to drip out of the steering column.

    Or if it did, it would mean that the inside of the car got real, real, hot.

    If you clean it up with a cleaner, does it return?


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