How to Fix a Power Steering Leak
One difficulty with trying to fix a power steering leak is knowing which part to fix. As mentioned, the power steering system is made up of several different parts, any of which could spring a leak.
Another problem is that most of those parts are fairly expensive to replace. The parts themselves are often a few hundred dollars each. And since they’re typically hard to get to and replace, the labor can cost almost as much as the parts.
That’s why the easiest and lowest-cost solution, by far, is to first try a leak sealer such as Power Steering Honey. Power Steering Honey is both a power steering fluid (to replace the fluid that’s already leaked out) and a leak stopper. It automatically seals most power steering leaks, no matter where they are located. It conditions old gaskets and seals to keep them soft and pliable, so they don’t harden, shrink, or crack (and therefore leak). It just costs a few dollars, and is really easy to use: just pour the bottle into the power steering reservoir until it is back to the “full” level on the dipstick.
You might be wondering: if Power Steering Honey seals most leaks, what if your car has one of those few leaks that it can’t seal? If a leak stopper is unable to seal a leak, it’s because the leak is too severe, and the leaking part needs to be repaired or replaced. That’s why Power Steering Honey also includes a fluorescent leak finder: if your power steering system is still leaking, or even if it develops a new leak years down the road, you (or a repair shop) will be able to quickly identify which part is leaking. That way there’s no guesswork, and no chance of accidentally spending money to replace the wrong part. (Hey, it happens. We’re not all geniuses.)
You can find Power Steering Honey in these stores or order it online.