Question about 1995 Chrysler LeBaron

1 Answer

Power steering fluid leaking out

I add fluid and it is gone the next morning.
puddle under car and the leak is not from hoses or pump as they are dry and no liquid on them.
Looks like it is dripping from the boot that covers the arm that steers the car left or right.(idler arm?) is that possible? Is there fluid in these boots?
Don't know what else to think.
thanks for any help.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I found a big puddle of thin clear fluid under the middle of my minivan this morning. very thin, slowly drying or absorbing into concrete. Smells mildewy. Is it a clogged drain tube?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 500 Answers

Yes that is possible, and no the fluid is not supposed to be in those boots. the part you are talking about is your steering rack- if fluid is comming out of the boots, that means the seals in the rack are damaged. they are not servicable, the rack must be replaced.hope this helps and good luck

Posted on May 25, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do I find a leak in power steering I can't see it from the top.Within 20 minutes fluid is gone.Cant see any leak but puddle on ground.


Did you already checked on the steering rack?
Maybe you need to check from the bottom vehicle also. The leakage commonly occur at the hose joint and sometimes it occur at oil seal on steering rack.

Mar 08, 2015 | 1993 Cadillac DeVille

1 Answer

Is it possible for power steering fluid to get into the engine and mix with the oil? I am loosing fluid and there are no visible leaks, the engine oil and filter was recently changed and now has turne


No, the power steering is entirely a separate and sealed system, wholly external to the engine. The power steering pump pushes the fluid through a high pressure hose into the rack and pinion-the steering gear mounted below and behind the engine-and holds pressure within the rack that enables power assisted steering. At the same end where the power steering fluid hose enters the gear will be a fitting for a return line back to the fluid reservoir. These two hoses are usually routed close together at least part of the way, some may even be held together with brackets. Leaks could develop at the pump, the fluid reservoir, or the two hoses to and from the rack and pinion, or the seals inside the rack and pinion may have failed. You should be able to find the leak-it will only leak to the outside-to check the rack and pinion for leaks, right where your tie rods come out of the gear and go to the wheels for steering, will be a small rubber boot encasing the tie rod and the end of the rack assembly-on both ends is a boot and a tie rod-peel back the rubber boot from the gear ass\'y, it should be dry. If a lot of fluid, the seals in the rack and pinion are gone. It will have to be replaced.
Hopefully you will find a leaking hose or fractured reservoir, but keep looking, air flow may be blowing the leaking fluid back and under the car. Good luck, hope it\'s not the rack and pinion.

Jan 24, 2013 | Honda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Leaking power steering 2001 renault megane cabriolet


OK... You see it under the car, right? Go in the engine and under it to wipe splashed power steering fluid off the surfaces. Next, put white paper towels under the areas of the engine below where the power stearing pump and hoses are. Run the vehicle at idle and turn the stearing wheel left and right while someone looks under the engine and back to the hoses and stearing pump on top. Yo might be lucky and see spirting from a hose or fitting! If not there should be dripping onto the paper eventually. Turn off the engine and look for streams running down those hoses. Follow the streams upstream to the leak or leaks. If they are from cracked hose, chamge both hoses. If they are from a seal in the power steering pump, replace or rebuild the pump.

Jan 02, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I refill and it leaks out even if engine off. have to refill by 25 miles. cant find the leak but puddles are under car around pump area. cant figure if it is hose or pump. looked at picture of powercraft...


Well don't know exactly what vehicle you are working on but it is very possible that if is a car then the inner seals on the rack-n-pinion are worn out causing the fluid to leak out. If it is the rack seals leaking then you will need to replace the rack-n-pinion. Good luck.

Apr 16, 2011 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to repair a power steering pump hyundai coupe 1996


SIPHON OUT POWER STEERING FLUID.USING A HAND PUMP SIPHON TYPE YOU BUY AT ANY AUTO PARTS STORES.PLACE DRAIN PAN UNDER CAR NEAR POWER STEERING PUMP CATCH FLUID WHEN YOU REMOVE POWER STEERING LINES AT THE PUMP.REMOVE DRIVE BELT.THEN REMOVE POWER STEERING PUMP.YOU NEED TO TAKE OLD PUMP WITH YOU.TAKE NEW PUMP AND OLD PUMP TO MACHINE SHOP THEY WILL REMOVE POWER STEERING PUMP PULLEY FROM THE OLD PUMP TRANSFER PULLEY TO THE NEW POWER STEERING PUMP YOU NEED TO BUY NEW POWER.STEERING HOSES O RINGS TO GO ON NEW POWER STEERING PUMP.HOSES THE OLD ORINGS WILL LEAK. THEN TAKE NEW POWER STEERING PUMP ON INSTALL IN VECHICLE THEN BLEED POWER STEERING SYSTEM.FILL POWER STEERING PUMP UP NEW FLUID.WAIT FEW MINUTES.WHEN LEVEL DROP ADD MORE FLUID UNTIL YOU GET TO FULL COLD MARK.START ENGINE 15 SECONDS SHUT OFF CHECK FOR LEAKS. NOW CHECK POWER STEERING AGAIN ADD TO FULL COLD MARK.NOW RAISE FRONT WHEELS OFF GROUND.START ENGINES TURN STEERING LEFT TO RIGHT WITH OUT STOPPING IT DO SEVERAL TIMES THEN CHECK FLUID.ADD TO THE COLD MARK DONT OVER FILL.IF FLUID LOOKS TAN HAS AIR BUBBLES IN SYSTEM WAIT A WHILE UNTIL FLUID SETTLE CHECK FLUID LEVEL.DONT DRIVE VECHICLE UNTIL STEERING FEELS NORMAL.AND IF YOU HEAR NOISES.LOCATE PROBLEM FIX BEFORE DRIVING VECHICLE.

Jan 24, 2011 | Hyundai Genesis Coupe Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

My power steering and brakes went out last night; what would cause both those to got out at the same time? There was a puddle of red fluid on the ground. A hose maybe? hopefully?


Yes could be a hose to your power steering or a leak some where's. your brake work off of your power steering pump because your truck has a hydraboost and not a brake booster that work's off of vacum, so if it's low on power steering fluid the brakes will not work, to check add fluid to the pump and have some one turn the wheel all the way and hold while you check for leak's, hope this was very helpful,good luck

May 12, 2010 | 2000 Ford Excursion

3 Answers

I have fluid leaking and makes noise during turns


sounds like the water pump is leaking onto the drive belt for the steering pump, have the water pump tested for a leaking front shaft..

Mar 11, 2010 | 1989 Chevrolet Beretta

2 Answers

Very hard to steer, had the power steering pump replaced, worked fine the night it was replaced, on my way to work the next morning, it started having problems steering again. Please help!


Check the fluid level and add if it's low on fluid, look for visible leaks that will need to be addressed. The only other thing to that may have gone bad is the power steering rack and will need to be replaced. Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to know your got your car running 100% again soon.

Nov 11, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

4 Answers

I keep losing power steering fluid from resvoir and when the fluid gets low a loud widing sound accurs. What should I do?


You must have a leak somewhere. The whinning noise is coming from the pump. They make that noise when they are out of fluid.

Are you seeing any puddles or oil drops on the ground under your car?

A power steering resevoir is't very large so it won't take very long or a very big leak to run it out of fluid.

There aren't that many parts to a power steering system either.

The leak would most likely becoming from a hose, a connection or from the power steering component cylinder or box.

Jul 07, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Chrysler LeBaron Logo

192 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chrysler Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8215 Answers

Are you a Chrysler Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...