I have a 1997 Dodge Intrepid with 108,000 miles. Recently I was in a traffic
jam with lots of stop and go traffic. A little smoke began to drift up from
the engine department. I looked and saw some fluid dripping onto the
drivers side exhaust manifold, way back...like under the car. After checking
a bit I found that it was power steering fluid. I filled it up and it was
fine with no loss of fluid until my next traffic jam when it again started
to leak. I did put Lucas Stop Leak in the power steering. I live in south FL
and it's still hot down here.
I drive to work about 25 minutes each way and there doesn't seem to be a
problem unless there is stop and go traffic. Someone told me that I need a
new rack and pinion.