Leaking power steering

Tiny
BECKINGSALE
  • 1995 MITSUBISHI DIAMANTE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 230 MILES

I own a 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante it is leaking power steering fluid from the passengers side. I have to refill the fluid before I can drive it anywhere.

What could be the problem and how can I fix it?

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 12:59 PM

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Tiny
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The power steering gear assy is leaking from the end seals and the only way to get it resolved is to have it rebuilt or replaced.

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 1:30 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for helping me. Im yr typical car dumb female and was kinda hopeing it was just a seal and would be an easy fix but by the sounds of it its going to b a headache and will have to go into the shop. YES?

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 4:25 PM
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The job is not easy for the DIY mechanic as it requires special tools to rebuild the rack assy.

Replacement would be within the capability of a DIY but if equipped with airbags, care must be taken to avoid damaging the cable reel under the steering wheel.

Since you are not techniclly inclined, I guess the shop is where the vehicle should go for problem to be resolved.

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 4:40 PM
Tiny
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Lol Thanks alot for yr insight mate now I know what im up for ill chuck it in the shop today.

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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 5:44 PM
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You're welcome.

Have a nice day.

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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 AT 1:07 AM

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