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Power steering fluid on the ground. (1998 jetta gl)

Check all fluids on a thursday afternoon, ok on friday, saturday afternoon heard power steering unit whining.check the level it was at min level.filled to max level.sunday late afternoon went out for quick errand seen puddle on ground later in afternoon the fluid had filled to the cap. figured it may leaked out through cap.use to have leaks before but figured they stopped, using fluid with stop leak protection,so why the overflow?is there possibly some other problem?the fluid I'm using is Prestone power steering fluid with stop leak.what to do?

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