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Old 03-08-2005, 03:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeahhhh ...

My 325 is leakin Steering Fluid !?
Its a little leak ,, but I have to refill once 3 months ...?

Anyone got the same problem ?

And what I might do ?

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Old 03-08-2005, 03:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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hey challe, where is the leak? check under the car. then if its the hose clamps, which it usually is, check my DIY in the FAQ forum
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Old 03-08-2005, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hey challe, where is the leak? check under the car. then if its the hose clamps, which it usually is, check my DIY in the FAQ forum
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I Will look around in your DIY FAQ Forum !

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Old 03-08-2005, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Power Steering hoses are a common leak area on BMW's not totally surprised.
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Old 03-08-2005, 02:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by challe+Mar 8 2005, 08:35 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(challe @ Mar 8 2005, 08:35 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Furious@Mar 8 2005, 03:40 AM
hey challe, where is the leak? check under the car. then if its the hose clamps, which it usually is, check my DIY in the FAQ forum
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THANK YOU Furious !

I Will look around in your DIY FAQ Forum !

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I would recomend you just getting all the new hoses, it will be some 250 on parts, but is just a bolt on tipy of job, and you dont get any leak for some good years..
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Although buying new hoses is not a bad thing....

But first figure out where the leak is. Spray some degreaser and hose off (clean the area including the P/S fluid reservoir exterior). Then, keep an eye for the seepage/leak area. The possible leakage areas are:
- Gasket on the P/S fluid reservoir cap.
- Clamps on the hoses (from and to the reservoir and to the rack)

If the P/S fluid hasn't been changed in the last couple of years, you may use this opportunity to change the reservoir (remember that the filter is in it), hoses, clamps, and new fluid.

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I think my power steering pump just went up I'm ten miles from home what should I do. There's been a drip drip leak, took it to mechanic, he said he tighted up hoses and put in stop leak and filled the res. That was two days ago. Getting in this afternoon and started whining and you know that out of fluid feeling. Didn't see a puddle underneath but a line of fluid that could have been mine when I parked. Sound like a pump gone up to you. I'm sorry but I see ATF everywhere in the owners manual. Is that Auto Tran Fluid or another type and where can I get it and is the best thing to do is just take it directly to the mechanic's or to the dealership? Thanks in advance.
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