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Old 08-15-2019, 10:39 PM
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Power steering fluid

The front right wheel and strut is covered with greenish oil which I think is a power steering fluid because the reservoir is half full.
It is too late to go under the car to check but would appreciate it if you shed some lights on what to expect and how to fix it
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:19 AM
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Power steering has a cap. the cap has a level meter. 1st line is min, the 2nd line is max. Dont fill it up to the top please.
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:21 PM
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I still do not know where the fluid came from...the right tire area is sealed with splash shields and they are not wet from the oil. the strut and underneath it the arm control and the inside of the tire are the only parts are dripping oil

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Old 08-16-2019, 04:33 PM
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It could be a failed strut
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:51 AM
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No one can located the source of a fluid leak over the internet; you're going to have to get down and find it. Without knowing what is leaking or where, no one can offer ANY insight on how to fix it.

I'd be looking more at the strut than power steering fluid.
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:58 AM
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Just a suggestion but I think your windshield washer fluid is on that side. Any chance you just have a leak from that reservoir?


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Old 08-17-2019, 04:15 PM
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Now and after the feedback, I am leaning toward the shock to be at fault because it is the most oil soaked part of all and dripping onto the control arm and some splashes on the inside of the tire and the back shield.
What threw me off was the oil color on the floor of the garage. It was greenish and similar to the power steering fluid inside the reservoir when I checked at the time. The spillage of the oil was sudden after parking the car in the garage but the next day was much less on the floor....
I still have not noticed any difference in driving the car. AM I supposed to notice any and if so when and how???
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:31 PM
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It might be a slow leak and not readily apparent in its driving characteristics. Push down on each corner of the car to check if that corner of the car is more bouncy than the others. The responsibility of a shock absorber is to dampen the coil's continued rebound.

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I still have not noticed any difference in driving the car. AM I supposed to notice any and if so when and how???
Depending on the fluid lost, and the source, yes. But some folks are more sensitive than others.
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If the fluid leak just happened it may be keeping the sounds away. I would guess that if it is the strut and you can see that much fluid then you will shortly start to hear the creaking noises.


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Let us know what, for sure, is the source of the leak (to help others).

If oil got on your brake rotor/pad, consider replacing your pads on the front. And drive carefully, if at all, before you do.
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No one can located the source of a fluid leak over the internet; you're going to have to get down and find it. Without knowing what is leaking or where, no one can offer ANY insight on how to fix it.

I'd be looking more at the strut than power steering fluid.
You just aren't googling hard enough. Don't let old people unwilling to accept new technology think you can't solve everything here. Just stay off their lawns.
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You just aren't googling hard enough. Don't let old people unwilling to accept new technology think you can't solve everything here. Just stay off their lawns.


The Google is not as omnipotent as it forces us to believe!!!

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