2007 Pontiac G6 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 75.000 miles
My daughter has been saying that fluid is leaking and the steering is making noise. After cleaning the underside of all liquid I started the car and turned the wheel, steering fluid is coming our of a hole in the boot that is connected to the steering rack on the passanger side. Additionally, the power steering unit is noisy. The fluid was down about a 1/4". I added fluid before this test to find the leak. Question, is it normal for steering fluid to be in the steering rack boot? If not should I rebuild the seal and boot or just replace the whole thing? And should I replace the power steering unit now or wait till after the new rack is in? I have heard that in order to bleed the power steering system you must jack the car up with the wheels off the ground. Start the engine and make complete turns till the noise stops, watching the fluid all the times so it doesn't run dry. Is this correct?
Thank You, Michael
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 8:00 PM