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Power steering leaking (actually...

Power steering leaking (actually, spewing everwhere) just below power steering fluid tank. Power steering pump is making clacking sound. I love the car and it is in very good condition in every other way. It has 130,000 miles on it but no other squeaks or noises. I love it, but am wondering if it is worth repairing because I need to sell it, don't need an extra car.

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, can you actually see the leak? And have you checked the reservoir?

I cannot see source of leak; it would spray fluid in my face if I got that close. Seems likely to be joint between hose and fluid tank. Reservoir was empty, so I filled it but turned car off when it started spraying out. It has been sitting for a few months.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Buick?

2002 Century Limited. Great sound system, leather/loaded. Only scratches are on the hubcaps.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Century yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, my mechanic days are over, don't even have tools anymore. I haven't tried anything, wondering if it is worth it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Looking for price for new pump/repair of leak, to calculate economics of going to the trouble.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Buick
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Buick Mechanic: Gary, Buick Technician replied 8 months ago
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Buick Mechanic: Gary, Buick Technician replied 8 months ago

the odds are the pump or the pressure line to the pump is leaking

i would change the pump assembly first as that should fix this issue

if it still does this then the pressure like to the pump is the issue

but i think a new pump will fix this issue

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