Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2007-02-21 15:43:42

i drive an import also (mercedes), and have had multiple problems with Power Steering. to get to the point, if you don't put the mfr's recommended fluid in, it can dry up your hoses and cause them to leak. i would have a mechanic check your hoses, drain out the old fluid if you don't know 100% what's in there, replace hoses if necessary (cost me $100), and put the right fluid in. Hope this helps.

User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What if you still add power steering fluid to a leaking power steering?

What will happen if u I added power steering fluid to a leaking power steering pump

If my 2000 impala is leaking out the power steering fluid as soon as it is added what is the problem?

broken hose to the power steering reservoir or the rack on the firewall is leaking badly or the reservoir has a hole in it.

Why is the power steering fluid leaking on 1989 Chrysler lebaron convertible?

The fluid could be leaking from the pump, hoses, or steering rack. Wash the steering system, then you can see where the leak is coming from.

Why is your 1998 Jeep Wrangler leaking hydrolic fluid?

If the fluid is coming from near the front bumper then your steering box is leaking. It is pretty common problem. Usually the seals wear out and fluid leaks by. To fix it you can try to put some steering leak stop oil in it (lucas oil makes the best), it may take a bottle or two and a few weeks to stop. If not you'll have to replace it.

Honda Accord power steering noise?

Noise may be heard in a power steering line when the power steering fluid is low. Low power steering fluid may occur due to a leaking power steering pump in most cases. If the pump is not leaking, then the fluid needs to be added.

2002 Saturn lw300 leaking power steering fluid daily?

my power steering fluid on my 2002 Saturn lw300 started leaking off and on but now i have to put put fluid in everytime i want to drive it.

What is red fluid leaking from BMW?

power steering or transmission

Why is your 99 intrigue leaking power steering fluid?

There could be many causes to a car leaking power steering fluid. There could be a hole in the reservoir, or the seals could be worn or broken.

What is red fluid leaking from your car?

sounds like transmisstion fluid or power steering.

93 Crown Vic is leaking red fluid What is it and how can you fix it?

That's automatic transmission fluid , or power steering fluid , so it would depend on where it is leaking from

My 1997 Lexus SC400 recently had a repair for leaking power steering fluid and now it is not drivable What could the problem be?

What makes it undriveable, symptoms

Why would power steering fluid spew out after the serpentine belt breaking while the engine was running?

It's common for leaking power steering fluid gets on the serpentine belt - causing slippage and ultimately belt breakage.

Why is there power steering fluid leaking out of the cap on a 2003 dodge ram?

The fluid is over filled.

What is the pink fluid leaking under your suburban?

trans fluid,power steering fluid,dex-cool antifreeze

What color is leaking power steering fluid?

yellow, brown, red????

How do you tell where the power steering fluid is leaking on a 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix?

if its leaking dont try and stop it yourself take it to a body shop it is probably the steering rack. i just had that problem with my 2000 grand prix and it ran me about 600 dollars.

What is wrong if power steering fluid is leaking all over the power steering reservoir with smoke coming from it when the car is driven?

You need to replace the power steering pump. If it is leaking, it is going out.

How can you tell when your steering gear box is going bad?

Grinding, rough steering, fluid leaking from seals.

What is loud noise when steering wheel turned on 1996 Plymouth grand voyager Small amount of red-ish fluid leaking on ground What do you think?

If it making a loud squealing sound when you turn the steering wheel, the power steering fluid level is low. The reddish fluid you are seeing on the ground is power steering fluid. It is probably leaking and that would be why the fluid level is so low.

What is a common problem for 1995 Chevy truck power steering leak?

try power steering fluid with sealer this worked on 2 of my cars

RedPink fluid leaking from the front of your car seems to be small drops Is this power steering fluid or trans fluid your car is an automatic?

It's probably tranny fluid, Power steering fluid is usually clear.

What other reasons could cause a squeaky steering wheel when you turn wheel no airbag warning lights or any lights go on for that matter?

it sounds like your power steering fluid is low,,,,, or your power steering pump is leaking (which means it needs to be replaced)... I hope it turns out to be low steering fluid. If the power steering fluid is low, you can have someone add fluid, but keep and eye on whether or not that fluid level is dropping or leaking. Good luck to you.

Why would power steering fluid be leaking from where the fluid goes from the storage by the steering shaft?

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.

What cause very hard power steering?

The steering pump fluid is low (usually the pump will be noisy at this point) or the steering rack is leaking. In either case the fluid is low due to a leak in the steering system.

How do you fix your car if it is leaking antifreeze and power steering fluid?

You really have to just find out where it is leaking and what it will take to repair it. GoodluckJoe

Still have questions?