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I put power steering fluid in then later on its about gone i dont know if its the power steering or yhe hose i replace the belt and one of the pulley and now the squeal is back what is the problem

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Your steering rack is either cracked somewhere and loosing fluid or it could also be rubber seals within the rack itself allowing fluid to escape. There is a conditioner made by Wynnes and another by STP that you can simply add to the resevoir. This is a cheap fix and is supposed to cause the rubber seals in the rack to swell and stop the leak. I think the product is actually called 'Stop Leak'. You could try this - some people have reported good results but it may not be a very long term fix.

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  1. NOTE: Do not apply pressure on the power steering pump rotor shaft (3B559). Pressure will damage internal thrust areas of the power steering pump (3A674).

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    0900c15280227d22.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Pump pulley removal and installation


    0900c15280227d23.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Exploded view of the power steering pump mounting


    0900c15280227d24.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gifFig. Typical power steering pump hose routing

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