i am having to fill my power steering fluid bottle about once a month due to the fact that it somehow must be leaking fluid somewhere. My steering wheel makes lots of noise and gets hard to steer when this happens. Could this be a simple problem, I hope?
power steering fluid leaks on 1999 Buick Regal
by jkitrel in Las Vegas, NV on April 20, 2009
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by matte on April 21, 2009
It could be the power steering hose leaking or it could be the power steering pump. Sounds like your powers steering pump is losing pressure because of the leak and low fluid. This could cause the problem you're describing. You can probably get estimates for either repair in the estimator on RepairPal.
COMMENT by Visitor on September 17, 2010
My car is leaking power steering fluid I have gotten the pump replace so its not the pump because its circulating it leaking between the the pump and where the container holds the fluid. I have taken it all apart and have looked to see if that O ring it damaged and it is still leaking any ideas?
ANSWER by jimn4880 on March 03, 2015
can you run with cap off
just went outside this morn to see a puddle of fluid and the power steering is hard to turn
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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