What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

I came back from my lunch break and parked in the spot next to where I was parked before I headed home over lunch. In the spot where I had been just 40 minutes earlier was a pretty good size splotch, which based upon its very red coloration when I smeared it on some nearby snow with my foot, is probably ATF(used in this instance as power steering fluid).

Illustration for article titled Maybe this puddle was from some car that parked there in the 40 minutes I was gone...
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My car has been known to let out a little PS fluid but it usually doesn’t even leave a spot. I have had a piece of cardboard down in my garage for two months that is almost bare and I park this car over it every day.

Anyways, the only thing I could think that may have caused it, was that I was parked with my wheels turned a bit to one side this morning, whereas I normally straighten them out. Could having my wheels turned increase pressure in the system causing more than average to leak?

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I just went out and checked and after having been back from lunch for 1:15 minutes, there is nothing under my car in the new spot.

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