Mechanics

CHEVY LEAKING POWER STEERING FLUID

1996 Chevrolet Astro

Steering problem
1996 Chevy Astro 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 120, 00 miles

i FOUND THE LEAK, BUT I AM NOT SURE OF WHAT THE PART IS CALLED THAT IT IS LEAKING FROM. THE POWER STEERING IS LEAKING FROM UNDER THE FRONT JUST BELOW THE RADIATOR. IT IS A METAL TUBE THAT IS LONG NARROW " U" SHAPE. IT HAS TWO PRESSURE HOSES CONNECTER TO IT. THEY GO TOWARD THE STERING COLUME AND BACK TO THE CYLENDER UNDER THE VAN. IT LEAKS FROM THE METAL TUBE UNDER THE RADIATOR. THE TUBE IA RUSTED AND NEES TO BE REPLACE. I NEED TO REPLACE IT BUT DON NOT KNOW WHAT THE PART IS CALLED.
PLEASE GET BACK TO ME ASAP AS I HAVE TO DRIVE HOURS TO VIRGINIA TO MY SONS WEDDING THIS WEEKEND.

THANK YOU
ROB JOHNSON
IN PENNSYLVIANNIA
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Rob Johnson
October 7, 2008.



Hi: Based on what you have indicated, it sounds like a cooling line. Are you sure it's connected to the PS? Could it be a trans cooler line running to the radiator?

Joe