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My Mercury Cougar 93 is having steering wheel problems. The steering wheel won't move and the power steering oil has turned white. What can I do?

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If the power steering fluid has turned white. There is air mixing in it. The level has probably gone too low. It also may be contaminated by now. There are other things that can be wrong but first, try the following.
Get a large basting syringe with a rubber ball on the end. Use it to remove the fluid from the power steering resevouis. As much as you can. Then put Fresh Fluid in. Run the engine and repeat removeing the old fluid and then put new fresh fluid in. Top off the fluid and run the engine. See if your power steering pump starts to work.

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    Check for leaks in the Power Steering system. Replace leaking hoses as necessary.

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