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Power steering gearbox

Hi there i have a leak on the top of my power steering gear box how do i replace it / can anyone help

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I would recommend purchasing a workshop manual for this problem. It is too long an explanation for this format. I would recommend that you be well versed in working on your vehicle and have a good set of tools. It is very important that you read about how remove the airbag contact wheel below the steering wheel or you may break it replacing the box. They are expensive $2-300. Get a manual.

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