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Old 28 Jun 2014, 06:05 pm
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Default pt cruiser leaking power steering fluid when sitting idle

I have a 2001 pt with a problem. I have never seen this in a car before. When the car is sitting idle for around 3-4 mins, the belts start to squeal and you can smell power steering fluid and when you start to drive there is a cloud for a few seconds, I took it to my local shop and he said the fluid seemed to be backing up out the reservoir and then running onto the belts. I can never seem to see this even letting the car run, but he did replace the belts and they were soaked with power steering fluid. I have to add fluid about once a week. I read online that the screen in the reservoir can become clogged so I did remove it and cleaned the screen spotless. The mechanic has no clue what is wrong and why its doing it.
Anyone have ANY Ideas? PLEASE
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