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Power Steering My power steering line has a leak in it. Would I be able to simply patch this or do I have to replace it? Also, I want to do all of the work myself, so if anyone can explain/push me in the right direction to either replacing or patching the line, that would be great.

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You probably cannot patch it very easily. I would recommend replacing. This too is usually not very difficult, Make sure car is not running and find the two ends of the particular line in question. You'll need a hydraulic fitting wrench (looks like a normal crescent wrench, but gets better grip and won't strip it as easily). Autozone has them or can help. Take off the affected line and replace with new one. You may not find one at normal parts outlet and have to go back to dealer. Make sure you put plenty of fluid back in reservoir before restarting. After restarting for a minute, recheck fluid level and refill again if necessary. You may have to do this a few times to work out any air in the system.

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