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Leaking power steering fluid,drain out

Drain out the fluid to empty

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  • rlejano12 Jan 02, 2009

    is there any additive to stop the leak

  • rlejano12 Jan 02, 2009

    how to trace the leak

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Fluid leaking

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Can you see where the leak is at anywhere under the car? check the hoses carefully, theyre a fairly common problem

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