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1990 Taurus power steering leak, big time

I need to take car to repair shop yet do not want to get "taken" I am woman.(senior).need I say more?? :-) Can you tell me please. Does the power steering unit on this car have hoses or a sealed pump?..would like to know answer before I take it in for repair..thank you so much if you can help...

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There are 3 main components to your car. The pump, hoses, and rack. The most expensive to replace will be the rack. Any components can be replaced without changing all of them. If you are worried about being taken, try getting estimates. Tell them you need it checked but can't pay for a month or so. Say tell me how much it is and when it's completed you'ld come back with money to make an apointment. Do that to 2 or 3 shops and then you have your choice of where to go and what to pay.

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