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1988 Cadillac Power Steering Leak

Just put a new pump and hoses on but still appears to be leaking. The leak looks like it is between the resavoir and the pump. Could this be a gasket or a seal. Even with the new pump on the car still makes the groaning sound when the wheel is turned. Could this due to the lack of fluid coming through because of the leak? Thanks

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BETWEEN THERESERVIOR AND PUMP ASSEMBLY THERE IS A O RING IT MAY BE MISSING OR CUT WHEN THIS PROBLEM IS CORRECTED (MAKE SURE PLASTIC RESIVOR(SP) IS NOT CRACKED) IF NO MORE LEAKS MAKE SURE IT IS FULL OF FLUID, RAISE FRONT WHEELS OFF GROUND KEY ON ENGINE OFF TURN STEERING WHEEL LOCK TO LOCK 50 TIMES. THIS FROM A CADILLAC SERVICE BULLETIN THIS WILL REMOVE AIR FROM THE SYSTEM

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