2000 Buick Century Power Steering leak

Tiny
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  • 2000 BUICK CENTURY

Steering problem
2000 Buick Century 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 62970 miles

Two days ago I had no problems whatsoever with my car. Then there was a sudden clunk somewhere in the front end of my car. I took it to a local mechanic who replaced The sway bar/sway bar assembly. The mechanic called and said that the bake linehad snapped. The total was $514 to repair.
He stated that I should watch for a power steering leak.
Two hours later there was a large pool of pink fluid under my car and I can't steer my car.
My concerns are first. How much can I expect to pay for repair.
second. Since I had no problems before did the mechanic cause the brake line to snap. And the power steering to leak?
Is the power steering leak something I can fix at home or is it a major repair job.
I am a senior citizen on a fixed income.

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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 10:44 AM

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Tiny
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What is interesting is these problems rarely occurr at such a low mileage. I've seen brake lines rust to a point that they burst, but that is usually the result of a vehicle sitting especially in a grassy area.

What is leaking on the powersteering?

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Monday, September 28th, 2009 AT 7:53 AM
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ELLIS SANDERS
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The problem is that he uses power steering and it wastes is out it leaks

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 9:40 AM
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OK do you know where it's leaking from?You are my eyes.

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 9:40 AM
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VAL711
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Transmission problem
2000 Buick Century 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 80,000 miles

I noticed I had a leak in my power steering someplace, my fluid was low alot, I took it to a garage. The mech. Said I needed a new axle, didn't see a leak but told me that it had something to do with it. A few days later my steering wheel was tight and fluid real low. I took it back and he said there was a hole in the boot to the rack and pinion, which the part would be $300 plus labor. I looked up the price of the boot and was only $30 or so. Now I tell the mech. About this and he said it was the transaxle that needed replaceing. Do all these parts have anything to do with the power steering leak, or am I getting taken because I'm a woman?

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 AT 9:41 AM
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Find yourself a new mechanic. While CV axle is a part of your steering, it does not cause your PS fluid to go low. While it may have been possible that the CV axle needs replacing, but replacing it because of PS leak is a total BS. Same goes with all of parts suggested for replacement.

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