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Lost my power steering.

Hi I was backing up and I ran over a rather large piece of hard snow/ice and I wasn't able to remove it so I continued to drive until it let loose. About two hours later and 15 miles I saw smoke and fluid on the ground. I didn't have any power steering. I am guessing that I broke a hose. The car is a 97 Pontiac Grand Am,6 cly,GT and it has the variable assistance power steering system along with the alternator cooling duct. Are these hoses easy to get too or will I need to take it to a garage to get repaired? I hope I didn't damage the pump I hear that that is expensive. Thank you Sherry

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The hoses for your power steering should be on the right of the engine, as to the ease of access, the lines are right there, however they're a little tough to reach without the proper tools and a lift.

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