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Old 08-17-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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I have added pictures of where a fluid leak is happening very slowly. I put the pictures in my album profile. Didn't know how to put them on this thread. I believe that it has something to do with power steering, but cannot understand where it is beginning. I find the fluid dropping on the other side of the vehicle off of the skid plate. Can anyone give me some advice on it.
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Well, what you're looking at there is the steering rack. I would start by looking at things directly above there, like the p/s pump and reservoir. If everything is greasy and gunked up so that you really can't tell anything, get some Simple Green or couple cans of engine degreaser and clean everything up, then just watch for a few days and see where fresh fluid is coming from.
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There is nothing directly above it that is gunked up. Is it possible, and forgive my lack of technical jargon, that the main steering mechanism could be leaking something down along the shaft?
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