What is probably the matter with this power steering problem?
I have a 2000 Chevy Impala that needs power steering fluid in the reservoir and slowly leaks.
It works fine when it is filled and then in a day or two has gone to the point I need more fluid.
- Anonymous7 months agoFavorite Answer
Without inspecting it we cannot tell you. It could be a leak in the high pressure hose or the return line or the pump shaft seal.
- M.Lv 76 months ago
A day or two is a major leak.
It sounds like your car needs some diagnosis.
With a power steering fluid that great, you'll see lots of evidence where the leak is.
Steering rack and pinion unit.
When the rack gets worn, fluid usually comes out the ends where the tie rod is.
I'm sure your driveway shows where the leak is.
- dumbLv 67 months ago
That is leaking way to fast. Get a mechanic to find and fix your silly leak.
- ErikLv 77 months ago
Well, it's probably a leak. It makes a difference where it is coming from. If you're losing that much, it should be pretty easy to spot. Fix/replace whatever is leaking.
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- JetDocLv 77 months ago
The "MATTER" is that your power steering system is leaking fluid. Maybe you should get that fixed.
- thebax2006Lv 77 months ago
Most likely place it's leaking is the power steering pressure line.
If it's leaking out of the rack boots by the tie rods you'll need a new rack and pinion.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- CBLv 77 months ago
There is a hole in your bucket dear liza dear liza......fix the HOLE!
- RonLv 77 months ago
jeebuz cripes son, you have a leak. Get the leak fixed and it won't leak anymoreSource(s): Captain Obvious
- Anonymous7 months ago
Do you think the leak may need fixing? If you can find the leaking joint you can do the job yourself for the cost of parts. Replace hoses with leaking joints. Place a piece of plastic bag under the reservoir filler cap. This will slow down or stop fluid loss. Top up when finished and turn the wheels slowly from lock to lock with the front of the car jacked up. This displaces trapped air. Then you are good to go.
- BillLv 77 months ago
You have a leak. Get a mechanic to find the leak and replace the defective part.