I’ve a problem with my 2000 Nissan Maxima GLE. Recently I started hearing noise from Passenger side of the car, and I noticed that the Power Steering Fluid Reservoir is almost empty. Looking more closely, I see some kind of leak. Could this problem indicate something wrong with the Rack and Pinion or the Pump itself.
I went to autozone today, and bought a Power Steering Fluid with Stop Leak. I added the liquid, and turned Steering Wheel to the right and the left. After doing this, I checked the reservoir again, and I saw the reservoir level was very low again. I repeated the above steps until I reached the point where the reservoir level was to the high point. I would drive for couple of days and see if the reservoir level goes down again which point to leak still existing. While waiting on this test, would really appreciate if anyone can point to what could have gone wrong here that is causing the Power Steering fluid to leak. I’ve also attached the picture which point to suspected point of leak.