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Alfa 147 Power Steering issues - poss leaking

We have just bought a 2nd hand Alfa 147 and within one week we had a serious grinding sound when driving. Having looked on this website we saw some similar issues and most common suggestion was that the power steering fluid was low. We checked and it was and topped up and all seemed ok. However over the weekend we have seen wet patch on ground on drivers side under front of car - could this be the power steering fluid leaking out?
Does anyone have any ideas?
Very fed up as have just bought it and two days before Xmas have little if no chance of getting fixed before having to travel several 100 miles!
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Re: Alfa 147 Power Steering issues - poss leaking

Did you buy the car privately or from a dealer? If the latter you should take it back under warranty.

It does sound like a leak from the power steering. How much did you have to put in?
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Re: Alfa 147 Power Steering issues - poss leaking

Theres quite a few threads on power steering leaks. Likely to be a corroded alloy pipe. They often corrode at clamping points. If it is that, youre going to need new pipe(s) fitted. Had mine done a year or so ago. Cost me around £170 if I remember rightly to have rubber pipes fitted at a dealers. Will make a mess of your drive if you dont get them sorted ! and I guess it wont do your power steering pump much good if you let the level get too low.
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