My steering fluid is leaking...
Guys, Im loosing power steering fluid at unnacceptable rates. I have to top it off every two or three days or else it starts creaking, whining, etc. I took it into the shop, he said it was something with my rack and pinion steering (not sure if he meant the steering rack is damaged), but I didnt get it fixed yet, as obviously he didnt have the parts.
A new steering rack for an IX is about $700us online, will come to well over a grand after shipping, etc. I need to know if a regular I one will fit, if it can be rebuilt, or if there can be other causes of its leaking that wouldnt require the whole thing to be replaced.
I know its hard to diagnose without actually seeing the car, but any advice you guys have would help greatly.
Old car 1990 325ix. Current car 2000 540i.