Brock Samson Posted June 18, 2018 Share Posted June 18, 2018 Driving home today from dinner, its a relatively hot day here (80ish) and just about a half mile from home today, wisps of smoke started emanating from the hood directly in front of the passenger. It got continually worse as we drove, and smelled like ATF...and the car has had a little bit of weirdness in the power steering system since I replaced the pump with a brand new OEM PS pump just about a year and a half ago. Steering got progressively more difficult, until just as we got home the PS pump was making some serious noise. Smoke was a LOT worse, and coming from right near the turbo and on the drivers side of the intercooler. Oh and the PS fluid tank was almost empty. This is assuredly a Power Steering problem (also valve cover, turbo, and oil supply line have all been fixed). I haven't had a chance to really look at what was going wrong (fathers day plans were afoot), and I'm hoping that when I look tomorrow in good lighting that the pump blewout either the supply or return side and the ATF was hitting the block and running back before smoking off. If that's NOT the case...what's the best way to diagnose a leak in the PS system? It looks like a line leaves the reservoir and heads towards the rack past the turbo so I'm tempted to look there. Any other thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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