Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power steering fluid leak.

asked by on

My car is leaking power steering fluid.

A: Hello, a power steering leak is something t...

Hello, a power steering leak is something that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later, so the pump doesn’t run dry and cause internal damage. The most common leak in the power steering is the power steering reservoir where it meets the pump. If this is where the leak is, the power steering reservoir and seal will have to be replaced. If you are unable to confirm a leak you may need to enlist the aid of a mechanic to lift the vehicle up to do a power steering fluid service.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Exhaust smell inside of the car - 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

Hello. There could be a leak in the exhaust located under the front seats of the car. There also could be oil leaking in the exhaust and the fumes of the burning oil could be coming into your cabin. Have...

Q: Where is the variable valve timing located?

Your variable valve timing consists of more than one component, so I need to know exactly which component has failed. The most common failures are the IVT (Intake Valve Timing), control solenoid, and the camshaft phaser. The solenoids are mounted...

Q: wheel alignment

Hello, thanks for writing in. I will be happy to assist you with your concern about whether a wheel alignment must be performed after the installation of sway bar links in the front and shock absorbers in the rear of...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...