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Old 07-06-2009, 06:40 PM
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Oil leak on contol arms?

Rims came today. Was ready to go get them mounted. Go to garage. Got a small puddle behind right front tire. Brown watery fluid. Also notice some oil/grease build up around control arm. I guess I got a some power steering fluid leaking. Probably will take to my indy 2moro. Trying to see if I should wait to get the rims mounted. What u goys think? They look so pretty. Also any ideas on the leak?

97 740il
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Old 07-07-2009, 03:52 AM
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Power steering leaks on these cars is almost a way of life, but usually it is seen behind the driver's side front tire. You can do the job yourself, but the degree of difficulty can be high and the messy factor is high as well. Best bet, replace all at once and be done with the problem for a while. If not mechanically inclined, take it to a trusted independent.

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Old 07-15-2009, 06:06 PM
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My 1998 740IL has two of the 3 hoses for the power steering leaking. doesn't appear to be causing any issues right now and it has been that way since i bought the car back in May. The dealer will fix it but he is a loser and is taking forever.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:35 AM
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pas hose oil leaks

Most times it's the breather vent hole on the filler cap on the pas resevoir cap breating oil mist which makes it look like you have a pas oil leak, check it out.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:21 PM
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