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Steering fluid leak + smoke!
So I noticed the steering fluid was a bit low and discovered that the steering pressure hose is leaking (probably cracked, I donno). Dealer won't replace it over warranty so I ordered the part and waiting for it to be delivered.
Problem is, now I can see white smoke coming from under the engine bay and some grinding sound (my guess is it's the pump being low on fluid - although it doesn't really leak that much, 2 weeks after refill and can't really tell a difference in the reservoir).
Smoke is more or less constant so I stopped driving the car until I get the part here.
Now I'm planning a trip to the dealer (half an hour drive) and I'm worried it might start a fire. Anyone knows what it would be dripping on from the pressure hose and if it can be dangerous enough to start a fire?
2006 Accord Sedan V6
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