How to Fix a Power Steering Leak
One difficulty with trying to fix a power steering leak is knowing which part to fix. As mentioned, the power steering system is made up of several different parts, any of which could spring a leak.
Another problem is that most of those parts are fairly expensive to replace. The parts themselves are often a few hundred dollars each. And since theyâ€™re typically hard to get to and replace, the labor can cost almost as much as the parts.
Thatâ€™s why the easiest and lowest-cost solution, by far, is to first try a leak sealer such as Power Steering Honey. Power Steering Honey is both a power steering fluid (to replace the fluid thatâ€™s already leaked out) and a leak stopper. It automatically seals most power steering leaks, no matter where they are located. It conditions old gaskets and seals to keep them soft and pliable, so they donâ€™t harden, shrink, or crack (and therefore leak). It just costs a few dollars, and is really easy to use: just pour the bottle into the power steering reservoir until it is back to the â€œfullâ€ level on the dipstick.
You might be wondering: if Power Steering Honey seals most leaks, what if your car has one of those few leaks that it canâ€™t seal? If a leak stopper is unable to seal a leak, itâ€™s because the leak is too severe, and the leaking part needs to be repaired or replaced. Thatâ€™s why Power Steering Honey also includes a fluorescent leak finder: if your power steering system is still leaking, or even if it develops a new leak years down the road, you (or a repair shop) will be able to quickly identify which part is leaking. That way thereâ€™s no guesswork, and no chance of accidentally spending money to replace the wrong part. (Hey, it happens. Weâ€™re not all geniuses.)
You can find Power Steering Honey in these stores or order it online.