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1999 honda accord 4 cylinder 160,000 miles fluid leak on garage floor.
1999 Honda Accord

1999 Honda Accord
4 cylinder
160,000 miles

Fluid leak on garage floor.

(1999 Honda Accord)
I just noticed a drop or two of fluid leak on the floor of my garage. It appears to be amber colored. How does one diagnose this issue? Is it power steering fluid, brake fluid, oil, or transmission fluid. My car is an automatic.
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on July 30, 2015
I'm just learning to repair my own vehicles, so I'm no expert. I have the same car as you with about the same problem. so If I had to take a wild guess, I would say it's the power steering gear box. I've been doing research on my problem and it appears that there is a seal on the gear box that breaks on high mileage pretty commonly. there is a brand of stuff called Lucas that makes a substance that you can put in the power steering fluid to stop leaks. this fluid luckily stopped my leak but it's not a fix, it's more like a stay of execution. you can get this stuff from Auto Zone, Walmart, Pep Boy's, or whatever just make sure it's for power steering stuff because they make it for oil and brake fluid as well. If you have the money or the know how, to repair the problem that's the better option but from my findings it tends to be expensive because it takes a lot of work to get to this simple problem. or it could burned up transmission fluid it goes from redish pink to orange to brown to black. you can check your transmission fluid on the front left side of the engine towards the bottom there should be a little yellow handle. it's kinda far down and hard to see but it's there.
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on July 30, 2015
I'm just learning to repair my own vehicles, so I'm no expert. I have the same car as you with about the same problem. so If I had to take a wild guess, I would say it's the power steering gear box. I've been doing research on my problem and it appears that there is a seal on the gear box that breaks on high mileage pretty commonly. there is a brand of stuff called Lucas that makes a substance that you can put in the power steering fluid to stop leaks. this fluid luckily stopped my leak but it's not a fix, it's more like a stay of execution. you can get this stuff from Auto Zone, Walmart, Pep Boy's, or whatever just make sure it's for power steering stuff because they make it for oil and brake fluid as well. If you have the money or the know how, to repair the problem that's the better option but from my findings it tends to be expensive because it takes a lot of work to get to this simple problem. or it could burned up transmission fluid it goes from redish pink to orange to brown to black. you can check your transmission fluid on the front left side of the engine towards the bottom there should be a little yellow handle. it's kinda far down and hard to see but it's there.
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