Cirrus Power Steering Fluid Leak

Discussion in 'Cirrus' started by AJ, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. AJ

    AJ Guest

    I'd greatly appreciate any feedback.

    I have a 95 Cirrus with 55K miles
    on it, mostly highway miles. It is a New York
    car, driven sensibly, well maintained,
    and is always kept in a garage.

    The other day I went to do some errands
    and heard this awful squealing/whining noise
    which was amplified when I turned the wheel.

    I went to replace the PS fluid, and found
    most if not all of it wound up on the floor of the
    garage on the middle-left hand side of the car.

    What is the likeliehood that is is a simple
    hose kit replacement and what should the cost
    be? What are the likely alternatives and
    their costs?

    I don't know of any reasonable mechanics
    I can trust, and the dealer, even if they could
    be trusted, charge an arm and a leg.

    Thanks in advance.

    AJ, Jul 27, 2006
  2. AJ

    Bob Shuman Guest

    You need to identify the source of the leak. PS pump, steering rack, high
    pressure hose, cracked reservoir, hole in the hose from reservoir, etc.)

    Either crawl under the vehicle and determine this yourself OR ask your
    friends and neighbors to find a service center you can trust and take it

    Good luck.

    Bob Shuman, Jul 27, 2006
  3. AJ

    AJ Guest

    I was hoping that if I identified the general location of the
    leak it would narrow it down some. I am not looking for a specific
    diagnosis per se - I am asking for probabilities.

    Thanks for your reply anyways.

    Anyone else care to help?

    AJ, Jul 27, 2006
  4. AJ

    hartless Guest

    How the hell are we going to know, He said look to see were the leak is.
    Christ you lazy ****. How are we going to know. he listed the places to look
    to see were the leak is. If its a hose, about $100, a rack $600. holy christ
    get off your ass moron. costs depends on the problem and location. you want
    a better answer give us more info on were the leak actually is. Oh, and what
    general location of the leak have you identified. middle left hand side of
    the car, means nothing! it could be dripping from that location under the
    car, or flowing along other components to that spot to drop.
    hartless, Jul 27, 2006
  5. AJ

    AJ Guest

    **** off ass hole. If you read my
    message carefully I was not expecting
    a diagnosis, just probabilities and
    costs. I DID look under the vehicle you
    brain dead ass, but could not find the source,

    What a fuckin butthead.

    AJ, Jul 27, 2006
  6. AJ

    dtzjread Guest

    Bob is right!
    The real issue here is that you don't have a mechanic you can trust.
    Without that you are destined to getting ripped off, or paying dealer prices
    and maybe getting ripped off. Even if you find an honest and capable
    mechanic, if you dont trust them then you will feel like you are getting
    ripped off. If you have the skills, time and inclination you can fix these
    things yourself, or diagnose the problems yourself and then take it to the
    garage and have them fix it while you watch (almost all mechanics hate
    But it sounds like you dont really want to get PS fluid over yourself, so
    the key recommendation is to find a mechanic you can trust. Then keep using
    them, treat them well.
    As for your puddle of PS fluid - take it to a dealer and pay for it - then
    don't rest until you find that special mechanic.

    Would it be OK for me to mention the name of the garage I trust?
    dtzjread, Jul 28, 2006
  7. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Since it now appears perfectly clear that
    noone in this forum knows English, I will
    be bowing out now.

    AJ, Jul 29, 2006
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