Mechanics

FLUID IN THE AIR FILTER

2007 Dodge Charger

Steering problem
2007 Dodge Charger 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 67000 miles

I recently had my car serviced at the local express oil change center. Upon singing the release form to receive my car back, the technician explained that I had a server power steering leak located at the reserve. Figuring a hose leak was the culprit. I inspected my car at home searching for any hose leaks or cracks in the reserve, and couldn’t find any leakages. After following a trail of dark red (almost purplish) fluid coming from underneath the reserve I noticed it was coming from my air filter housing. At bottom of the housing was a puddle of this dark fluid and the left side of the filter was soaked. Why would this fluid be leaking into the air filter? And, could it be anything other than power steering fluid?
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Djvas2
December 2, 2009.



Hi
Was P/S low on fluid? Did express top off?
Fill resivor with engine running have someone tuurn wheel lock to lock suspect P/S fluid will spray out and is being sucked into air intake.
Let me know
Thanks for donate

Docfixit
Dec 2, 2009.
P/s reserve is almost empty. I pulled air filter cover off and had someone turn the tires side to side, literally watched the fluid spew from the hose coming from the intake. How do I fix this?

Tiny
Djvas2
Dec 2, 2009.
That would be High pressure hose runs from pump to rack and pinion. see diagram is this hose that is leaking?


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_253.jpg


Docfixit
Dec 2, 2009.
OK, just checked high pressure hose and it doesn't appear to be leacking. All connections are secure. Still dripping from bottom of air filter housing.

Tiny
Djvas2
Dec 2, 2009.
Check outreturn and cooler hoses connections on bottom of resevior


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_254.jpg


Need it running to find leak

Docfixit
Dec 2, 2009.