1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Fluid leak possibly power steering

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Jezzas3s, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Jezzas3s
    Offline

    Jezzas3s New Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jun 29, 2013]
    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:


    [​IMG]


    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:


    [​IMG]


    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.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 23, 2014]

  3. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    729
    [Jun 29, 2013]
    Well the Power steering fluid is green, so i would say power steering lines
    #2
  4. Tim_Attard
    Offline

    Tim_Attard Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    43
    [Jun 29, 2013]
    i can confirm its green as i literally just took a hose off and got it in my face
    #3
  5. Jezzas3s
    Offline

    Jezzas3s New Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jul 1, 2013]
    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.
    #4
  6. Jezzas3s
    Offline

    Jezzas3s New Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jul 2, 2013]
    Well i found the leaking pipe:

    [​IMG]

    New one ordered from tps at £58 i think.
    #5

Share This Page