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Power steering my power stering is hard to turn... i have put 2 bottles of power stering fluid in it and it is ok for a day or so... i cant find a leak.. when it is full its fine...help

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    My power steering hose is leaking too. The local auto shop wants $350 to fix it. I am trying to find out if I can do it myself.

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If you have to keep adding fluid it hasto be leaking it somewhere.
Have someone work the steering whell back and forth going all the way and make it work a little each way meaning turn it right all the way till it won't turn an hold it so it winse and the same way the other way.The leak should show up

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