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.
What will happen if u I added power steering fluid to a leaking power steering pump
broken hose to the power steering reservoir or the rack on the firewall is leaking badly or the reservoir has a hole in it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
power steering or transmission
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.
sounds like transmisstion fluid or power steering.
That's automatic transmission fluid , or power steering fluid , so it would depend on where it is leaking from
What makes it undriveable, symptoms
It's common for leaking power steering fluid gets on the serpentine belt - causing slippage and ultimately belt breakage.
The fluid is over filled.
trans fluid,power steering fluid,dex-cool antifreeze
yellow, brown, red????
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.
You need to replace the power steering pump. If it is leaking, it is going out.
Grinding, rough steering, fluid leaking from seals.
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.
try power steering fluid with sealer this worked on 2 of my cars
It's probably tranny fluid, Power steering fluid is usually clear.
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.
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 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.
You really have to just find out where it is leaking and what it will take to repair it. GoodluckJoe