Q: Power steering fluid leaks

asked by on February 03, 2016

I top my power steering fluid off once a week, and then it leaks out. I was told that I need a new rack and pinion steering kit/gear.

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The steering gear leaking is best serviced by replacing it with a new or remanufactured unit. The hoses should be checked also. I recommend you have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle for power steering leaks.

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