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SOURCE: power steering pump is leaking bad. wondering if

its probably leaking from the hose.have someone turn the wheel sharply in one direction and inspect the hose.

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SOURCE: need to transfer power steering

Run back to the parts store, or an Autozone, or O'Reilly's anyway they have tools for rent to do just what your trying to do. You have to have a pulley puller to remove those, guessing you don't want to buy one for $100-$200 so just rent one and they give you all your money back when you return it. Good luck hope this helps.

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