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No power steering

The power steering no longer works in my 1991 Toyota pickup. When I turn the steering wheel, I hear a creaking/whining coming from the steering column. I'm under the impression, from the previous owner, that the issue is more complicated than adding power steering fluid.

Any suggestions?
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Ok here ya go jack up the front end and secure it from falling. Then with engine off turn full left and right, have the key on far enough to get the steering lock off. If it turns fine start the truck and do it again look for any leaks and listen for any weird sounds. Make sure the steering fluid is full before you do this. If there is a issue both off and on, engine that is, that's a good sign that it's your stearing gear. If it's only when you have engine running the it's ether your pump not pumping or your power steering portion of you steering gear. One way to check your pump is to take the out flow hose off and make sure you have good flow out of it with the engine running, don't do this for to long. Just long enough to see if it works. Well I hope this helps.

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