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My 98 Silverado recently sat for 2 months without running and when I did drive it again I found it leaking pwr steering fluid. The leak is significant and will run dry in 30-40 miles. What might this be?

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Probably a seal but check your lines for leaks at fittings you might also try some conditioner from your local parts store sometimes when things set the rubber in the seals get hard and won't seal

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