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This video shows you how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks in your 2004 Kia Optima. Correct power steering fluid levels help make your Optima easier to turn, especially at lower speeds. Watch our What is Leaking? video to help determine the type of fluid leaking from your Optima if you are unsure. Power steering fluid is typically clear, pink or red in color and is oily to the touch. If the steering wheel is difficult to turn or you noticed power steering fluid leaking from your Optima, watch the video above to see where the power steering fluid reservoir in your 2004 Optima is located and how to fix minor power steering fluid leaks.
A small power steering fluid leak can make your Optima hard to turn. When you check your power steering fluid level, make sure your Optima is parked on a level surface with the 2.7 liter engine turned off in order to get an accurate reading. We recommend wearing safety glasses and gloves when dealing with any engine fluids, including power steering fluid.
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6