hi guys...my boyfriend has been trying to fix my car and cant figure out what is wrong with it..his father is a mechanic and cant even figure it out.After a few minutes of driving smoke comes pouring out my right side of my hood and seems to be coming from the power steering.My bf has fixed a hose which didnt work and then some kind of gasket and that didnt solve the issue...any suggestions PLEASE????
Smoke coming from power steering on 2000 Dodge Stratus
by amberr in Portland, CT on October 21, 2010
ANSWER by DaveJHM on October 21, 2010
I would initially be concerned that some sort of oil or fluid is getting onto the exhaust system (manifold, etc) and could be at risk for fire or damage. Smoke is a physical thing of course and should be easy to trace the source of. Do not hesitate and get the vehicle inspected by a professional soon, as some things are not worth risking.