My car had been parked for a few days and I started it and pulled out
of the driveway and spotted a puddle in my driveway. Can't tell if
it's transmission fluid or power steering fluid. All levels are fine
and it's not leaking now. The transmission guy has it and basically
came to the same conclusion. He wiped it off and drove it and said
that the transmission seems fine. Said that it was wet looking where
the dip stick goes in to check the transmission fluid. Said that there
were a couple of drops around the "main control assembly" for the rack
n pinion. Any thoughts on what would cause my car to belch up that
much fluid and then stop?.....Beth
Kind of hard to tell from here.
Unless you can get underneath it and look yourself, since the guy at
the shop doesn't seem to be of any help, you could just drive it until
something breaks. You could also take it to a Ford dealer, they'll be
sure to find something wrong with it. <g>
Thanks for your response. They checked it again after it got hotter
(Texas) and are telling me it is a the hose from the power steering to
the rack n pinion. Called the garage they recommended and it would
appear that there are two hoses that make that trip. One is a high
pressure hose though. Could be why it dumped the fluid and then
stopped. $265.00 to fix that hose and cheaper for the other. :-(
Its not uncommon on a taurus to have a small leak in the high pressure
hose section by the rack. Get some degreaser and spray the area down
clean. Then when the area is clean and dried, start the car and have
someone turn the wheel slightly left to right and put a load on the
system. You will probably see the hoses weep when you do this.
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