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I have a large leak in my power steering system. i have had belt troubles in the past and the fluid is spraying all over the left side of the engine when i drive. then it drips out the bottom when parked. i have been using about a quart a week. i dont know if it is the pump seal or the high pressure hoses closest to the belts. any advice?

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Hey Jaykhjr..My name is Keith..and from what you have described..it sounds like the shaft seal is leaking on the power steering pump..if the hose was leaking it would probably dump all the fluid in a matter of minutes..i hope this helps ya

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