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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-30-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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97 legacy outback leaking

Ok I have a 97 legacy outback that is leaking what looks like power steering fluid onto the exhaust and smoking like crazy. It is toward the rear of the engine right where the two lines come together.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 07:43 AM
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2.2 or 2.5?

If the reservoir level is down, then its a PS leak. If not, its an engine oil leak.

Check all the levels. Any that are low, top them off, clean the engine bay and monitor the leak(s).

Possibles are valve covers, steering rack end seals, a hose is leaking or head gasket.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 10:47 AM
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Is is coming from the bottom of the engine? 97 hs the plastic baffle plate and they leak like a seive.
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