Leaking power steering fluid?

5

Asked by Feb 26, 2014 at 09:30 PM about the 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 84 monte carlo ss and it is leaking power steering fluid.
Do I need to replace the whole pump or the lines or what? Every
other day I have to put more fluid in it because it leaks out.

2 Answers

38,215

If you can't tell where the leak is, replace the lines first. That's the most inexpensive part. If leak persists, then replace pump. If you live in the south, spray it down with some degreaser and let it dry. Then start car and see if you can narrow down the leak. You certainly can do it where I live.......instant freeze.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
13,555

I agree. first clean the hoses and pump. Dry it or let it stand and dry. wipe it down to remove all accumulation or grime build up. Than start up the Monte C. and see where the leak is coming from. Turn the wheels left to right or right to left. Shut off the car and with a clean rag, wipe down the hoses first to see if the hoses are leaking. If not wipe down the pulley what goes into the pump. If that is leaking, change the pump and hoses. The cylinder also may be leaking, then you have a bit more expense to change that out.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Power steering 1 answer

    When my foot is not on the gas of my 2003 Monte Carlo I have no power steering. It randomly happens and randomly goes away. Power steering fluid is good. Is it maybe the pump or the belt?

    2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • No power steering 2 answers

    I just put new power steering pump, new lines on , no leaks, but still no power steering in my 2000 monte carlo.

    2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • steering 3 answers

    my steering is locking up almost everytime i make a left. turns into manual steering.

    1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr Z34 Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Very loose steering condition. 2 answers

    The steering in my 2003 Monte SS is way to loose while driving. This just started recently with no warning. There is no "road feel" and little "return ability" on turns. It`s not making any noises an...

    2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Power steering fluid question 3 answers

    So I recently went into an auto shop and got the leak detector fluorescent dye in my power steering fluid. The problem is I haven't been able to get back up there for them to fix my leak. My questi...

    2003 Chevrolet Malibu Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

Chevrolet Monte Carlo Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 520
#2 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 460
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
578 Great Deals out of 31,559 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Camaro
219 Great Deals out of 30,798 listings starting at $1,217
Used Dodge Charger
398 Great Deals out of 28,096 listings starting at $1,988
Used Ford Mustang
460 Great Deals out of 45,641 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Challenger
168 Great Deals out of 24,123 listings starting at $8,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
908 Great Deals out of 79,547 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
30 Great Deals out of 2,857 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
120 Great Deals out of 20,599 listings starting at $3,000
Used Buick Regal
109 Great Deals out of 10,824 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Caprice
146 listings starting at $7,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 725 listings starting at $3,875

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
36 listings starting at $5,499
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 60 listings starting at $4,900
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
27 listings starting at $2,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.