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so did it only start to leak and smoke today when you topped it up,

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Yep! It also cut out as well just lost power, pulled over started it up again. Was ok then 15mins later started making a noise bit of grey smoke and leaking.

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Yep! It also cut out as well just lost power, pulled over started it up again. Was ok then 15mins later started making a noise bit of grey smoke and leaking.

Did you get all the air out of the system by turning the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock before you started the car?

 

If not an air lock could have caused the fluid to overflow onto the engine and cause the smoke (as previously suggested by speleo1).

 

Check the fluid level again and get any air out of the system before you start the car.

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Yep I did that too, was told by a friend to do that. Shall I try turning the wheel again?

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Why were you putting power steering fluid in to begin with??

 

It's not usually the sorta thing that needs 'topping up' if it was running low then you've probably got a leak.

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Did you get all the air out of the system by turning the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock before you started the car?

 

If not an air lock could have caused the fluid to overflow onto the engine and cause the smoke (as previously suggested by speleo1).

 

Check the fluid level again and get any air out of the system before you start the car.

 

Doing this wouldnt help. It is harder to turn a power steering rack when the car isn't running and you need the pump to be running to allow the air to bleed out in the first place!

 

Bec, did the car cut out or the steering cut out? Where was the grey smoke coming from?

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