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Houston, we have a problem (Power Steering fliud)

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Yesterday night I found some clear oily liquid under my car. It has a similar odor to supercharger oil, but only 1/100th the stink. I believe this is power steering fluid, as it's been acting up a little bit.

How hard is this to change in our cars (1999 G/P GTP), and what would you guestimate the amount of time this will take to do?
 

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My guess is it's the steering rack, which IMO wasn't very hard to change on my car. Took about 2 hours taking our time on a lift.

If it's the pump i know someone that has a used one (ilikebmx) and i also just changed one of those, it was a piece of cake. I had some stuff out of the way cause i was doing my LIM gaskets at the same time but it still would have been pretty easy.
 

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Yea I got a low mileage one from Ed that I didn't end up needing. $15 picked up (I'm in crystal lake; not far from you)
 

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Well, I checked the fluid level and it's spot on. The brake fluid resivoir is w/in normal limits (and on the opposite side) I don't understand. Other than the S/C, what else uses a clear oily liquid.

Maybe I should just swap it out anyway.
 

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My guess is it's the steering rack, which IMO wasn't very hard to change on my car. Took about 2 hours taking our time on a lift.

If it's the pump i know someone that has a used one (ilikebmx) and i also just changed one of those, it was a piece of cake. I had some stuff out of the way cause i was doing my LIM gaskets at the same time but it still would have been pretty easy.
Yea biggest headache was getting that bolt back in for the column. Other than that swapping the rack wasn't too bad.
 

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When you say under your car, do you mean on the floor?

Did you happen to get the car in the air and check what's leaking?

What did it taste like?

Was it slippery?

Has anyone been having anal intercourse in your garage lately?
 

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- No, it wasn't on the floor. It was on the ground (passengers side).

- I don't know what it tastes like. (?!?) People seriously taste OILY $#!t that leaks out of their car?

- See first post.

- Not that I know of...and I really don't care to find out.
 

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When you say under your car, do you mean on the floor?

Did you happen to get the car in the air and check what's leaking?

What did it taste like?

Was it slippery?

Has anyone been having anal intercourse in your garage lately?

LOL Tha'ts good stuff kid.
 

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Mine whines like it's low on fluid but I checked the level and there's plenty in there.
 

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