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    Fluid leak possibly power steering

    Hi everyone,

    My car was up on a ramp last week and i spotted a stained area near the rear passenger side jack pad point. There was a small droplet of oil and i wiped it and it was a yellow/green colour. Thought it was weird and thought nothing more of it. Didnt think it would be brake oil as i couldn't see any brake lines running that way, plus it was coming from inside the rubber seal area.

    Just took a pic of that area:





    And then today i spotted a dripping of fluid from the front right side that would almost be directly under the power steering fluid tank. Have taken a pic of that area as well, it was coming from the tray nut thats a bit rusty:





    Anyone had similar issues with the rear leak i have got?

    Taking it to Audi next week for a free vehicle health check to see what they can pick up.

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    Well the Power steering fluid is green, so i would say power steering lines

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    i can confirm its green as i literally just took a hose off and got it in my face

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/187166-tims-max-power-a3.html


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    Ok thats good to know, still seems weird that im getting a leak at the back of the car.

    Audi will do a health check but they wont be able to tell me where the leak is coming from unless i pay £98 for a diagnostic check which is ridiculous.

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    Well i found the leaking pipe:



    New one ordered from tps at £58 i think.

 

 

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