Bad Rack&Pinion and Oil Pan gasket @ 19K

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    Bad Rack&Pinion and Oil Pan gasket @ 19K

    How does a rack&pinion which is leaking on the driver's side steering gear go bad leaking to the point that the engine cradle is wet with ps fluid?

    Engine oil pan has a front leak as well. This car ('06 Monte Carlo) is well maintained. Just took it to the dealer for Cooling System service (dexcool flush/fill) and have the rear stabilizer bushing replaced.

    I have an afternarket extended warranty which is covering the two issues.
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    Re: Bad Rack&Pinion and Oil Pan gasket @ 19K

    I think they have problems with the steering, I'm not sure if this is related to the steering shaft issues, but it might be. My '05 Grand Prix's PS fluid reservoir was bone dry when I picked it up last year. I don't really understand how it can leak out and not show any signs of leaking.

    As far as the oil pan, perhaps it was a faulty part, or maybe it got hit.

    On a better note I think some pics of the Monte are needed. No reason really, just so you can show it off, I think it was the best look for it (06+)
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    Re: Bad Rack&Pinion and Oil Pan gasket @ 19K

    my 07 that was leased had a power steering fluid leak on the drivers side as well. I don't remember what it was. Didn't care, it was the ex wifes by then.

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    Re: Bad Rack&Pinion and Oil Pan gasket @ 19K

    Got the car back and how did the dealership due the oil pan gasket without changing the oil? Same filter (Wix) and oil in the car. I had changed the oil myself 2 weeks ago this is 150 miles on the oil.

    Another thing: I had them fix a valve stem that had been sticking when trying to add air. This car is an LS but I had added LT wheels and had previously switched my tires to the new LT wheels and balanced them with the weights on the inside of the rims. The tech adds the weight on the outside of the rim so it does not much the other wheels...
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    Re: Bad Rack&Pinion and Oil Pan gasket @ 19K

    At least oil was not listed on the copy of the repair order I received just the oil pan gasket.
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