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Power Steering system leaking

I am losing powere steering fluid but I don"t see any on the power steering unit.

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Good evening and welcome to fixya
well lets see if we can find out where your fluid is going to. one solution would be is that someone is stealing it in the middle of the morning, or possibly one of the lines actually is leaking down at the end by the steering gear. im not sure what all you have check lately? the other thing that it could be is is have you had any service done lately to the vehicle that would have involved the power steering? you can try to add the lucas power steering pump additive and see if this dont work for you. i swear by the lucas products ive used them all for years and never had any problems from any of there stuff. go ahead and check the lines where they go into the steering gear at and see what you find. let me know the outcome and i will help you find you lost fluid. thank you for using fixya

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Have you checked the rack and pinion, if this is leaking you should she fluid on the bellows boot on either side. The seals in the rack start to leak and it will usually show at the black boots (bellows boots) at the inner tie rods. Hope this helps.

You might also want to take a look at the fittings going into the rack and pinion and make sure they are not leaking.

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