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Leak in the power steering system.

I have no power steering.Copper tubing was crushed. Tubing has been replaced but now the power steering fluid pours out. Where do I look for the leak?

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SOUND LIKE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE LEAKING.COPPER TUBING IS TOO SOFT METAL FOR POWER STEERING AND BRAKES SYSTEM.BUY A PRESSURE HOSE AT ANY AUTO PARTS PLACES LIKE AUTO ZONE OR ADVANCE AUTO PARTS. PRESSURE HOSE SHOULD HAVE O-RING COME WITH IT.

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