My car was just in the shop for a
steering problem. I was told it was a
power steering rack that was leaking.
They confirmed what I told them &
checked the fluid and found it was low. Just had my oil chg
Posted Oct 25th by Dot Sorensen the owner of a Ford Taurus
Answers from the Automotive Experts
When power steering fluid is low, there is usually a leak. I would say that just because they checked it when you were in for the oil change and it was okay, it could have developed since then.
Changing the oil should not involve anything with the steering rack.
That being said, did they tell you that you needed a new steering rack? This is most commonly the problem. Unfortunately they are expensive. Don't be afraid to shop around now that you know the problem. Most of the time you can get a much better price if you replace it with a re-built rack. Buy the warranty and you will probably be fine.
〉 Answered on Oct 25th, 2007 by Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines