Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power steering leak. Line, up front, right side of car... Is it caused by bad o-ring?

asked by on

leaks power steering fluid at a fitting on the cars right front side

My car has 175000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There are a variety of attachment techniques for the lines, an o-ring seal being just one possibility. Whether this is an o-ring or not depends on model, year, and engine type. You might be looking at a inverted flare type fitting, particularly if it is a pressure line. Also, if leaking, it could be leaking from the rubber hose and/or the swaged metal (crimped) segment of the line. In any event, whether o-ring or other type of seal, if the joint appears to be leaking, YourMechanic can easily diagnosis the power steering leak, that is find the source, during a mobile visit and implement the required repairs.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • Power steering leak. Line, up front, right side of car... Is it caused by bad o-ring?

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: Check engine light on - 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

Have a mechanic check the code(s), then diagnose the vehicle based on that information. The problem setting the Check Engine Light may be doing other, unseen and expensive damage. A YourMechanic professional can help diagnose this issue by giving your...

Q: Roof hydraulics leaking

There are no problems that stand out on this car for your hydraulic leak; the entire convertible top system would need to be inspected to see if one of the cylinders, lines, or pumps are leaking on your car. I...

Q: How Do I Make Homemade Washer Fluid?

There are numerous ways to make homemade washer fluid. The properties of each will vary based on the material used. Which method you choose is dependant on what you have available around the house and what you value. There are...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.