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Power steering fluid is leaking Inspection Service

If you suspect a leak from the steering assist system, it’s probably because you’ve begun to hear a whirring or siren-like sound from the steering pump as it runs low on fluid. You might already be topping up the fluid reservoir as its level drops.

Or perhaps you’ve seen spots on the garage floor or parking spot, and determined that these are not simply oil leaks from the engine. The position of the drops will be very similar in either case, but the smell and consistency of hydraulic fluid and oil are distinguishable by experienced mechanics.

Common reasons for this to happen:

Fluid can leak from several places in the steering system. The following 4 areas are the most common sources of leaks.

  • Power steering pump: The power steering pump is driven off the car’s engine. Pump seals can become damaged due to contact with dirty fluid or they can become fatigued from thousands of miles of use. 


  • Power steering hoses: The lines that run from the pump to the steering rack, or gear, are another possible problem area, particularly where the high-pressure hose mates with the metal fittings. 


  • Power steering rack or gear: The steering rack itself can lose fluid from its own seals. 


  • Power steering cooler: To complicate matters, some assisted steering mechanisms have coolers, which bring additional plumbing and potential for leaks. These coolers are often mounted in the front of the car, where damage can occur.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the power steering fluid leak, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How it's done:

The mechanic will check the entire power steering system to identify the source of leak.

How important is this service?

Have the car inspected promptly if you spot a steering system leak. This issue demands detective work to determine exactly what needs to be repaired, and something like a steering rack replacement is serious work. Book a mechanic to perform a thorough diagnosis before the steering system incurs further damage.

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David

23 years of experience
172 reviews
David
23 years of experience
Audi TT - Oil/Fluid Leak - Lady Lake, Florida
David showed up on time he quickly assess the situation and did the appropriate actions. Unfortunately he was given the wrong light bulb so he had to go get different parts but he was very gracious about that
Dodge Dakota - Oil/Fluid Leak - Ocala, Florida
David was great, right on time, found the problems in a timely manner, and Gave me a a great deal of confidence, thanks much!!

Robert

5 years of experience
19 reviews
Robert
5 years of experience
Chrysler 300M - Oil/Fluid Leak - Torrance, California
Robert was here on time, checked out the car. Located the problem. Gave his recommendations. And we will be requesting Robert to do the repairs. Good job Dude. Thanks again.
Saturn Ion - Oil/Fluid Leak - Pasadena, California
Robert was awesome and helpful. Pointed out what the issues were and explained how the suggested repairs would fix it.

Corey

21 years of experience
5 reviews
Corey
21 years of experience
GMC Yukon - Oil/Fluid Leak - Phoenix, Arizona
Corey is the best! Super knowledgeable and very friendly. He explains the problem in-depth and make sure it is resolved. Would highly recommend Corey to anyone and everyone!
GMC Yukon - Oil/Fluid Leak - Phoenix, Arizona
Corey was fantastic! Fixed the problem and was very helpful in explaining what was going on and giving advice for the future. I would highly recommend him!

Michael

46 years of experience
124 reviews
Michael
46 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Oil/Fluid Leak - Millington, Tennessee
Michael is an excellent mechanic. He is knowledgeable, professional and was very detailed in his inspection and diagnosis of my car issue. He went above and beyond - Friendly and honest. I have confidence in his work and will have him work on future car repairs as needed. Thanks!

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