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Hard steering..i have 98 gmc jimmy. after full left turn going down from ramp the steering stuck and hard to steer. i found out that there is leak in steering fluid and very low in gauge. i added fluid but still the steering is hard. please help

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Turn car off turn steering wheel from left to right all the way each way for about 10 to 12 times with it full of fluid you have air in your system and that will bleed it out in most cases

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