High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid on Pontiac Aztek

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

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Average mileage: 95,111 (26,000–166,201)
5 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005
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2005 Pontiac Aztek 97,000 mi,
My powersteeering fluid was leaking all over the rightside of the engine. I took it to pepboys for a diagnostic and explained to the mechanic that i had to add fluid many times and he believed it was a major overhaul instead. I decided to take vehicle to another experienced mechanic and he found a leak in the Powersteering Pressure hose and a crack in the fluid retainer. Both were replaced and engine cleaned a bit costy $ 800.00 parts and labor. My vehicle is running great with NO leaks.
2004 Pontiac Aztek 166,201 mi,
started 2 days ago powe stering was low i filled up and it is leaking all under the right side passenger
2004 Pontiac Aztek 84,800 mi,
power steering hose that runs behind transmission and above the transmission pan, has a pin hole and leaks while motor is running, rust is visible where it leaks,
2004 Pontiac Aztek 26,000 mi,
Power steering leak
2004 Pontiac Aztek 101,893 mi,
screeching noise. fluid everywhere when you lift the hood. had to refill power steering. was told to make an appointment to get it checked out. joy! happy new year!
Power steering pump blew out causing me to wreck & total vehicle
2004 Pontiac Aztek 86,000 mi,
Power steering pump/hose leaks.
Power steering fluid is leaking badly and the car I making a wining sound when fluid is poured in and one it's out is hard to turn I replaced the pressure hose and still the same problem im about to change the return line hopefully it helpe
2002 Pontiac Aztek 64,000 mi,
power steering pump leaks and makes noise when turnin wheel at low speeeds