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Power steering leak


with power-steering it could be one of three problems. 1- power steering pump could be going out ( normally with the pump the car will whine but will not normally leak and still hold fluid) 2- a leak in your power steering lines ( and can normally be resolved with new lines or sometimes you may be able to bypass and clamp the leak on the line) 3- you may have busted the O rings in your powersteering pump and that will actually cause the pump to leak

hint- alot of people will tell you that you may also use transmission fluid for power-steering this is true you can its that same thing as power-steering fluid just a different color (but dont put power-steering fluid in a transmission, but at the same time if you plan on replacing the pump i would use transmission fluid due to it being cheaper but it will cause the O rings in the power-steering pump to go out quicker to cause a worse leak) so i would recommend to locate the leak first before using trans fluid due to if its in a line you wont have to replace the pump but if its already the pump this is the cheapest fix until repaired

Jul 05, 2012 | 2000 Ford Taurus

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Brake fluid is leaking from what appears to be some type of small (index finger size) filter in the brake line under the drivers side passenger door. I've never heard of a filter in the brake line,...


i think what your referring to is a proportioning valve that regulates the pressure to the brake that the line goes to,this helps regulate brake pressure to all the wheels so they are the same during braking so there is no wheel lock up while the other wheels don`t lock up.this is a common place for the fluid to leak out when the car gets old enough due to environmental conditions such as winter driving,corrosion,wet weather (lots of rain),salt conditions(living near salt water),it will have to be replaced and the brake lines should be checked for condition as they may need replacing as well.

Aug 12, 2011 | 1993 Cadillac DeVille

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My power steering fluid is leaking, i fill it up and it all leaks out does this mean the the hose is busted or the power steering gear is no good, yet when i fill it back up with power steering fluid it...


The most common cause is a leak in the power steering line. With someone sitting in the car,(and the car running) watch the power steering line and ask them to turn the wheel in both directions. A leak in the power steering line will spurt fluid during this exercise whereas a leak in the power steering unit itself would tend to ooze fluid due to less pressure.

Apr 27, 2011 | 2005 Dodge SRT-4

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I hear a kind of squeal or winding noise whenever turning the steering wheel in my 2005 Rendezvous,and I've added power steering fluid


your power steering belt might be loose or may have stretched due to weather related issues, or may have the adjustment worked loose. suggest you adjust the tension on the belt[power steering belt] youneed to have it tightened. you may even need a replacement pump. is it leaking fluid onto the ground? if so, it may be a loose hose or a busted hose. if you are mechanically inclined, please repost with specifics on if it's leaking fluid or belt is squealing? otherwise,i suggest you have it looked at from a professional. hope this helps and if you need further assistance with replacement of power steering pump, or directions of the belt tension,just ask. we will be happy to assist!

Dec 29, 2010 | 2005 Buick Rendezvous

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I have some liquid leaking from underneath the car; it is under where the backseat is in the middle. Also, my break light has been flashing on and off I was thinking this was due to the extreme cold...


the leak sounds like brake fluid.you must have leak in a brake line.you need to jack the car up and find out were the leak is coming from.if it is a crack in the line replace it. if the line is long and hard to get out you can get a brake line repair kit a you auto parts store and repair it in the car.

Dec 28, 2010 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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My 1994 chevy caprice is leaking water


will try to help. where is the leak coming from? can you tell?under the front of motor where the engine fan is? could be water pump. could be a busted hose,upper or bottom radiator hose.there are 2 hoses that run to your heater core at the firewall or dash panel, could be there. leaking from sides of engine? could be a freeze out plug rusted through or if it's gotten below freezing and you did'nt have anti-freeze, most likely a freeze plug, they are designed to save your engine block from busting when you don't have anti-freeze in freezing weather. if you can repost your problem with a location, front, sides, or inbetween the back of engine and transission, i can help you. hope this helps and thank you for choosing fixya.com

Nov 21, 2010 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

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Leaking Gas on left side of gas tank, can't tell if it's the line


More than likely you have a busted fuel line, or one of the connections from the fuel lines to the fuel pump is broken. If you know how to repair cars, drop the tank and find the leak. If you don't know how, have the vehicle towed to a shop. Driving the car would definitely be a fire hazard.

Jan 24, 2010 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

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BLEEDER VAULVE LEAKING . I REPLACED THE CALIPER ONTHE PASS SIDE BECAUSE PISTON BUSTED IN HALF PLUS REPLACED PADS, HOWEVER WHEN ATTACHING THE BRAKE LINE/BLEEDER IT LEAKS. NOT SURE IF I AM ATTACHING IT...


If the bleeder screw is leaking, pull it out an carefully inpsect for damage or scoring...

If bleeder screw, replace it, if caliper is damaged, replace that.

the bleeder screw should have nothing to do with the brake line attachment.

Sep 21, 2009 | 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis

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1995 golf oil smells like gas


you may have a stuck injector. Des it appear to be running rich, black smoke from exhaust or a smutty tail pipe? let me know

Jun 22, 2009 | 1995 Volkswagen Golf

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White Smoke coming out of bonnet & exhaust,stinks of burning oil


oxygen sensor
oil leak at back of block thats spirting on hot engine block
bad oil rings in block
valves bad
head or head gasket worn and cracked check the oil if chocolate brown then this would be it
a/c preasure line busted or a/c locked up
water line busted on hot engine or small water leak
bad emmission components

these are the things i can think of off the top of my that could give this reaction in vehicle since im not there in person to see vehicle this will have to be what i think

Jun 16, 2008 | 1990 Ford Escort

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