Originally Posted by vtraudt
Power steering fluid was very low on our 1998 A4 1.8T quattro manual.
Filled up the CHF 7.1.
Son reports fluid is low again (say: 2 weeks, less than 500 miles).
I currently don't have the car here, but want to prepare for the fix.
What are the 'typical' parts/locations where leaks occur on the AEB engine?
- connections/lines at reservoir, pump, steering rack?
- rack itself?
Whats the best way to locate the source of the leak?
If steering rack (haven't done one yet): any good write up how to fix or change?
Check all the hose connections first. Sometimes simple clamp tightening or replacement will do the trick. Also check around the pump. If there are no visible signs of leaks i would check the rack boots for fluid (they will be looking pregnant).
If the rack needs replacement it is a PITA!
BTW , the proper fluid for your power steering system is CHF11s