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Wife's 1999 Chev Malibu lost all power steering fluid

Checked for leaks around pump and what hoses I could see, didn't see anything. The puddle from the fluid seems to be back closer to fire wall.

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Suddenly lost power steering after spinning on ice. No fluid leaking

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Suddenly lost power steering after spinning on ice. Fluid is full and have no leaks.

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Most likely the high pressure hose is leaking at the steering rack and pinion, this is where they usually fail.

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