They didn't say what fluid they used. I'm 90% sure it's the steering, it's definately the front. Here's what they said
Replace right side hub bearing
Air in power steering system
bleed power steering system
They also SAY they found a steering rack leaking. But on my receipt they put customer states steering rack leaking which I never did. When I called a few minutes ago she said they had to write it up that way. They found it I didn't.
I think I am being scammed because I bought this car in January and it had NO leaks and they bled the steering system on November 3, and didn't say there was any leak. Now all of a sudden there is. I changed my oil less than 3 months ago at my fathers gas station and we did a regular check, as usual, and nothing. We always do preventive maintenance, unfortunately my father referred to my dealer since it is under warranty.
OK, I only asked if you were sure it was the steering because low transmission fluid makes a similar noise.
As far as the rack leaking, they are actually quite common on the "W" cars (LaCrosse & Grand Prix). They leak inside the bellows and they leak at the bearing adjuster, I've never seen on '08 start leaking yet, but its the same as previous years, so I'm sure it was only a matter of time.
I asked about the fluid, because some vehicles are prone to steering noise from the pump, and GM has been having dealers put Valvoline Synthetic fluid in the system. So flushing it was the right call, we just don't know what fluid was put back in.
Also, because of the frequency of noises, GM also came out with a new bleeding tool (which every dealer should have been sent one). Its important to also use that tool.
I don't think your being scammed about the rack. As long as they don't try and charge you, then let them do what they think needs done. The scam is when they never fix it, and then try and charge you once its out of warranty. So take it back!!!!
I was thinking about doing that. I was over my mothers yesterday and my brother was yelling at me that these people are going to bleed my warranty dry. He really got worked up, all my brothers are in the mechanic business unfornately they don't work for a dealer. I woke up this morning wanting to go for a second opinion, just to verify that there is a leak. I could do that over my father's right? Is there a particular or right brand of transmission fluid I should use?
I so wish it could be this easy, they aren't usually this easy.