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Power steering fluid leakage towards back of front right

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power steering fluid leakage towards back of front right tire. 2005 Mercury Sable, 3.0 6-cyl DOHC engine
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: refilling fluid weekly, spots on carport concrete
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing, it is on ramps right now and I can't see a thing.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: just noise when its low, nothing unusual.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 1 year ago.

From what you are describing here, it sounds like the problem is going to be the steering rack. When the steering rack has a leak, it's usually the seal at the end which will leak out through the boot. Many times, it will need to be under pressure before you can see the leak. If you have the vehicle up off the ground, have someone turn the wheel while you are inspecting. Check the end of the rack assembly and both ends of the boot. For an image view, click here (red arrows show common leak spots): https://www.dropbox.com/s/niloyz6fcrp6sfh/sable-rack.psp?dl=0

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