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My power steering went out all of a sudden on my 1999 oldsmobile cutlass. I added fluid, but it just poured right out. I changed the power steering pump and checked the hoses, but there are no holes. the leak is coming from directly under the power steering pump

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Maybe a crack somewhere,,

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