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#1 (permalink) Old 06-15-2004, 12:39 PM
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I'm having problems with my Power steering sytem leaking. It first started when my BMW dealer did some work on my car and left a line loose. I put int ATF fluid thinking that was the same as PS fluid. I changed out the ATF fluid and put in PS fluid. Now the leak is greater (mostly around the steering rack). Which fluid should I use? Would PS fluid make the leak worse? Help!!

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get your steering rack replaced if you want to stop the leak, i doubt the leak will get any better no matter what you put in.
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ATF is what goes in your E30 power steering system, says so right on the cap.
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