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I changed engines in my 98 continental and now the power steering doesn't work. It isn't leaking and the hose isn't pinched. I checked the belts and I still can't figure it out. It was working just fine when I changed motors but now it isn't working and it is very hard to steer.

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You may have air in the system. Start the car and move the steering wheel back and forth and keep checking the P/S fluid level while the car is running. Keep adding fluid when it's low. Keep turning the steering wheel back and forth and sooner or later the P/S system will start working again.

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