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Q: Clear liquid leak

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There is clear liquid leaking out the front end of the car.

A: The only fluid that is mostly clear is the ...

The only fluid that is mostly clear is the power steering fluid on your car. The power steering pump or pressure hose is the most common leak or the steering rack and pinion shaft seal has failed. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come and test your vehicle to locate the leak and perform a power steering fluid service if needed.

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