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OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS STEERING PROBLEM

1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass • 69,000 miles

Hear grinding noise and noticed spray of liquid around front right wheel. Liquid is consistency of oily water, maybe power steering fluid?
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Smachuta
January 26, 2013.



Which fluid level is going low, power steering fluid or brake fluid? If you hold steady pressure on the brake pedal, does it slowly sink to the floor? If it does, you have a brake fluid leak.

If that grinding noise is more of a buzzing sound, only occurs when the engine is running, and it gets worse when you turn the steering wheel, it is likely from a power steering leak.

Caradiodoc
Jan 27, 2013.