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Power steering fluid is leaking from the top

My power steering fluid is leaking, and I cannot find a leak in any of the lines. However, everytime I refill it (about once every-other-day) there is a lot of fluid on the outside of the cap and upper reservoir as well as leaking onto the engine and burning.

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  • steve costa Aug 15, 2013

    it looks like my fluid comes from the boots do i need to replace them

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    power steering fluid leaked out

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I almost got this. Does the fluid level go down ever few days with no leaking hoses,no leaking cooler if you have one and nothing coming out of the steering rack boots. It has to go somewhere. if it just comes out the cap the pump is not pulling it and sending it to the rack so you should not have much in the way of power steering. Did you put a new belt on wrong if posible and turn the pump backwards. Only other possibility is a flow blockage. Pull the return line,disable the ignition and crank engine. You should eventually pump fluid completely through the system and out the return line like it was headed back to the resevoir.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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  • Josef Fischer Oct 21, 2012

    Thank you. This sounds like my problem. Is there a resource you can recommend (manual or website) that I can consult ?

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It could be a high pressure hose leak where you may not be able to see it unless you are driving down the road or have the wheel turned. Take it to a local shop that does car care checks to have them find the leak for you. The firestone I took my car to checked it for free and I was able to go home and fix myself.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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