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Power steering fluid leaking out, car hard to drive, going straight and turning. feels like car is veering off road

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First you will need to isolate where the leak is coming from. Then you will need to determine if the lack of power steering assist is causing the vehicle to veer off the road. You may want to call the dealer, I beleive there may be a recall for a hose on the power steering. You can call your local dealer and supply them with your VIN and they can tell you if your vehicle is covered under the recall. Good Luck

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