Loss of Power Steering Fluid Due to Leaking Hoses on BMW Z3

A fluid leak may develop from one or more power steering hose. When a leak is being repaired, it is not uncommon for multiple hoses to be replaced.

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Average mileage: 88,715 (7,224–164,567)
7 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002
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1996 BMW Z3 7,224 mi,
Power steering hose leaks
1996 BMW Z3 164,567 mi,
Power steering fluid leaks. I have not figured out where the leak is yet.
2001 BMW Z3 69,000 mi,
Power steering hose leak. Cheap fix. New hose.
1997 BMW Z3 155,000 mi,
Had to replace power steering hose from return in the front grill to the pump due to leakage.
2001 BMW Z3 46,500 mi,
Both power steering hoses need replaced due to leakage.
1999 BMW Z3 90,000 mi,
replaced power steering hoses