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Power steering leaking through cap.

Changed reservoir as thought seam cracked, stopped for a short time, now leaking again.
Fluid coming from top of reservoir.
Steering does not feel as positive

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    Colin Stickland May 11, 2010

    is it full of air when you run engine,,

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Too much air in the system. Bleed the lines on the rack &pinion.Have someone turn the wheel while you have the connections loose.Only do one line at a time.

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