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.
You definitely have a leak. Get under your vehicle and check the PS hoses on the pressure side. There is a hose that has sections of metal pipe joined by rubber Hose. The rubber hose is for flexibility. Most likely it will be a section of metal hose leaking due to corrosion. As for changing your fluid with a Turkey baster, not ideal! Remember there is a lot more fluid in the system than what is visible in the reservoir. I would have removed a hose on the return side of the system and allowed the system to pump itself dry and then reattached the hose and refilled the system. Make sure to have some spare clamps and hose before you do that though or you may be "parked" for a bit as I once was.