Check the power steering fluid, if the steering got tight it could be a bad pressure line to the steering and only leaking when under higher pressure. If it has low fluid then start hunting.
It could spray onto the exhaust and then the leak "vanishes" because of the way it is leaking. Have seen a tiny pinhole in a line do that more than once. Didn't find the leak until I had someone hold the steering wheel hard to the lock to force the pump into the relief valve, then there was a steady stream, but the hose would close back up under normal pressure and no drips or even much of a stain.
Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 8:50 AM