most likely your alero's power steering pump would be leaking from the power steering reservoir, but as an alero owner i have had to replace the whole pump because the pump shaft snapped on me
excessive noise even though belt tension is good, or when power steering fluid is leaking out the shaft seal.
your power steering fluid return line, also known as your power steering low pressure line, may have a hair line crack in it and need to be replaced.
The pulley shaft front seal is where your leak is, I believe. I hope that takes care of your problem.
How do you change the steering shaft in a 1990 Jeep Wrangler?
The steering intermediate shaft connects the end of a column to the rack. The shaft can have more problems in a pickup than in a car.
Axle shaft, steering shaft, drive shaft, distributor shaft
Depending on which end it's coming from, you probably have either a leaking tailshaft at the PTO gearbox, or a leaking input shaft seal on the hydraulic pump.
If you mean dripping out of the of the tranny where the shaft slips in then the leaking is it
That would be the nut that holds the steering wheel to the steering shaft.
The most common reason for power steer failure is fluid leaks. On power steering pump, you should check behind p/s pulley for leak at the shaft. On the rack and pinion(steering gear) check rubber boots at both ends and check for leaks where steering shaft is connected to rack and pinion input shaft. Check pressure hose at crimp fittings for leaks.
If the steering wheel spins freely but the wheels don't turn, the steering shaft (which runs from the steering wheel, into the engine compartment, and down to the steering box) probably came apart. Usually there are one or more joints in the steering shaft, to allow it to angle around obstructions in the engine compartment. It may be that the shaft separated from one of these joints. Find the steering shaft in the engine compartment and see if it's continuous all the way down to the steering box. Also see if when you turn the steering wheel, if the shaft turns also. If it doesn't, then there's a problem with the steering wheel's mounting to the shaft. At the steering wheel, the shaft is usually cut with a bunch of little notches, which the steering wheel hub slides onto. If these notches have gotten stripped, then the hub has nothing to grip, and the wheel will spin free without moving the steering shaft.