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Steering assist problems

1984 - Power assist is starting to not respond when in turns. It seems to have an approximate 50% fail rating. What are possible problems?

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Check the power steering oil level in the reservoir.
Check to see if the oil turns pink when you have the engine running and turn the steering, if so this is air in the system, in which case make sure the oil level is correct and turn the steering to both full locks 20 to 30 times , this should clear it. Also, ONLY designated Power Steering Oil or Automatic Transmission Oil should be in the system, NO other.

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