Q: Oil pan gasket and rack and pinion leaking

asked by on January 21, 2016

My oil pan gasket is leaking, and my rack and pinion is leaking power steering fluid.

I would recommend having a knowledgable technician thoroughly inspect the vehicle to determine exactly where the leaks are coming from. A leaking pan gasket would require removal of the oil pan. A leaking rack and pinion will most likely require replacement of the entire rack, since most rack and pinion leaks usually happen internally.

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