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Power steering fluid gone in 2000 kia after filling up this morning.

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  • mdenny67 Feb 25, 2009

    I checked after driving this morning for leaks, nothing yet. I changed my alternator and belt yesterday, does the ps belt tension have any thing to do with this?

  • mdenny67 Feb 25, 2009

    I found the leak, it is located under alternator and has a rubber boot around it. Looks to be two hoses that are attacthed by connector



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Hi mdenny67,

You obviously have a leak somewhere (and a pretty bad one at that). Check around the reservoir (where you fill it up) for obvious leakage. Park your car somewhere that you'll be able to spot it on the ground, then move the car. This will give you an idea of where on the car it's leaking from. After this is done, look under the car in the area it's leaking from and we'll see about some repair instructions after that.

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  • Sean Foley Feb 25, 2009

    It shouldn't no.

    The ONLY way you should be loosing fluid, is if it's leaking from somewhere. Is it possible its hitting something hot then burning off?



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