Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power steering and oil leaks - 2000 Kia Sephia

asked by on

POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK AND OIL LEAKS, WHAT WOULD BE THE MOST COSTLY AND THE MOST URGENT AT THIS POINT?

My car has 101300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. If you are having multiple leaks ...

Hi there. If you are having multiple leaks on the vehicle, the first thing you would need to do is degrease the vehicle and recheck to see where the oil leaks are coming from. The power steering could be just a loose clamp on a line. For the other leaks, look around the engine compartment and see where the leaks are coming from.

Most engine leaks are from the valve cover gaskets. Replace any part that has a leak. If you need further assistance diagnosing your vehicle, then seek out a professional mechanic, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you with the leaks you have found.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Advice on which part to replace on a '95 Mustang GT

I'd say the steering rack, because if you have problems with steering that can be very dangerous. Then I'd do the front main seal and oil pan gasket if the tie rods are really worn, I'd change them when I...

Q: Blow out and leak under car.

The first thing I would recommend you do is check all your fluid levels to narrow down to the system that these parts came from. Take a sample of the fluid that leaked and note the location of the leak...

Q: Shifter linkage not working properly

Hello. If the shifter is stuck in 3rd and 4th gear then most of the time the linkage is the problem. With the engine off you should be able to move the shifter through all of the gears. If not...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...