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Replacing a blown hose on power steering pump on 98 windstar

Can you do it without using a hoist? thanks

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I have a 2001 Ford windstar and currently have no power steering. Had the pump replaced along with the hoses, but still no power steering. What can be the problem?

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98 Ford power steering keeks bursting the high pressure hose.

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What are the risks of driving 2006 chevrolet malibu that has NO POWER STEERING....also what is cost of having this defect fixed. Thank You

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