Q: Power steering return hose leaks.

asked by on February 16, 2016

The power steering return hose on my car leaks.

Check the clamps and make sure they are tight. If not, the line may have to be replaced. A Fluid leak like this can come from several different places. The hose can experience high pressure, especially where they meet with metal fittings which can cause a leak. Your best bet it to have a qualified technician diagnose the source and fix the leak.

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