I have a Hyundai Elantra 2002 and changed its power steering fluid with a turkey baster. Four days after changing the power steering fluid and running 1000 miles I noticed that the power steering fluid is leaking. I filled it up up to Max level when I changed it, but after four days it is leveled at Min. So apparently, it is leaking. It was not leaking previously, but now after changing the power steering fluid, it is leaking. Is it normal? What should I do?
There use to be a say that you never changed you transmission fluid from whatever to whatever, due to detergents eating up any little bit of soil that might have been holding a leak back. Assuming you used the same fluid type, and the other fluid was filthy enough to have a positive viscosity gain, the new fluid might have found the weakest link. Look for the hose with dirt on it, and trace it. Also, look at you steering rack, as this might be the source of the leak. If available, top the fluid off, and have someone turn the wheel from maximum left turn to max right. Observe all the components, and look for your culprit. Another thing to do is check your hoses for a breach, and if you find one, you might as well replace all hoses to avoid the weakest link failing next.