So the other day I notice a small leak under the Oddy. I mentally note it and move on. Two days later my wife calls whilst on her way home and says the vans power steering is getting harder and harder to turn. By the time she gets home the steering is completely manual. I pop the hood and see fluid all over the place near the tank, and the tank is empty. I refill the tank and start the van. The pump is making a crazy whining noise and the fluid is churning inside the tank like a milkshake machine!! The fluid is now a dark milky color.
Have you guys ever heard of P/S pump issues on our year?? I know I searched and found a ton on the newer models but not much on ours. Also, do you think it's worth tearing it apart and taking a look? All the parts are replaceable and it would be cheaper than buying a new one.
Please let me know what you think.