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I replace the power steering hose and try to bleed it but it mains stiff. more like manual steering as oppose to power

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If the power steering had been run dry for a few days, this would destroy the P/S pump requiring replacement. If you have sealed all leaks, filled system with Dexron/Mercon, ran the steering back and forth(sometines this can and does take a while) to the stopping points, you will need to replace the pump. I would try raising the engine RPMs first and work the steering back and forth, you may just have a very very stuborn air bubble. Try this first and let me know how it went.

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