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We have an 05 Deville in our fleet with 65,000 miles. We saw a leak under the car and carried it to the dealership. They called back with a list a mile long of what it needed and I need advice as to what is an immediate need and what can wait. Power steering pressure hose, transmission output shaft shield,transmission pan gaskett and 2 valve cover gaskets for a price of $ 1,817.00. oil pan and spacer plates rear main sealand front cover gaskets for a price of $ 1,475.00. This car has been well maintained since purchased new and I just can't believe it needs all of these things. The wholsale price of this car is only a couple of thousand dollars more. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Yes the oil leak and power steering fluid can mix together and make figuring out what the stain is on the ground. Or are there 2 different colored puddles on the ground? Maybe 3? I assume your coolant will be leaking next. Very annoying for this high tech sophisticated motor to leak at every seam.
 

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Any dealer can find a multitude of items on an 8 year old car that "need" replacing when they are making over $100/hr, plus a healthy mark up on parts. Every gasket with the slightest seepage would "need" replacing. It's hard to answer your question from here. You might want to get a second and maybe even third opinion.
 

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I'm with Ranger 100% -
go to an independent shop - and get a second opinion -

you asked the dealer to find leaks - and they did -
they SHOULD have broken it down for you as to WHICH leaks were really bad -
and which ones you can live with -

what's funny is that they didn't mention the most common cause for oil leaks -
oil pressure switch and oil filter adapter -
 
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