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Power steering fluid leak somewhere behind right front tire, but can't locate the source.

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Add power steering fluid, have some one start engine, and turn wheel as far as it will go, that will put pressure on power steering pump, now you can look for the leak, while it's under pressure, good luck.Hope this was very helpful.

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