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First with the engine off check the power steering fluid and fill to the fill line deepening on weather the engine is hot or cold, the power steering reservoir will have a line for each. Check the serpentine belt as well. Make sure it is not slipping, cracked or otherwise defective. Check the pressure hoses on the pump for leaks.Your rack and pinion unit could be going or have a leak as well. Do you have any red fluid on the ground? That may be an indication or a power steering leak somewhere. Let me know if this helps.
could be a leak in the pressure hose,could be the return hose leaking,could be the gearbox leaking,i'd get under it with the engine running and have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth and see where it leaks from, if the pressure line is leaking its about 25 to 30 bucks for a new hose,
CHECK IF POWER STERING IS LEAKING, IF NOT LEAKING TAKE W 40 SPRAY ON LOWER BALL JOINT AND TEST IF NO MAKE NOISE /IF NOISE STILL SPRAY ON STRUT RUBERS CHECK AGAIN , I AM SUE YOU WIL FIND THE PROBLEMI HAVE SAME PROBLEM SAME PROBLEM POWER HOSE STERING WAS LEAKING
your power steering pump has a cap on it.you have cold mark and hot mark.when car is cold engine not running.when you remove power steering cap it should be on cold mark.if not add until you get to cold mark on cap stick..dont over fill or you blow the seal.now when engine is hot been running.turn off car check.power steering cap should read full hot.mean level is correct.when you first check power steering fluid and it was real real low.you got a leaking high pressure hose.or power steering pump seal is leaking.if all check out good.your problem could be low tire pressure.worn ball joints.and tie rod ends.rack and pinion steering gear binding.
if you have to keep adding fluid it hasto be leaking it somewhere.
Have someone work the steering whell back and forth going all the way and make it work a little each way meaning turn it right all the way till it won't turn an hold it so it winse and the same way the other way.The leak should show up
The steering sounds weird because the Power steering pump is starting to mix air into the fluid , it might make more noise turning than going straight. the places it most likely is leaking is the high pressure hose to the steering rack assembly , next would be the pump assembly , and the steering rack from there. the return line is more likely to have a seeping leak if any.
I have a leak in my Power Steering fluid as well in my 1990 Toyota Celica, how do I identify where the leak is? - It's a fast leak, I filled it up less than 24 hours ago and it's almost completely empty, also when I make turns it makes an odd sound, which I assume is because of the leak... help please!!