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I looked down in the engine compartment and the pressure line was leaking from the steering box.

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You can either remove the line yourself and take it to a hydraulic hose place for them to make you up a new one which will be cheaper then buying a genuine part from a dealer or you could just take it to a hydraulic place and they'll do it for you. If you do this yourself be sure to put a tray under the hose to catch the oil.
If you keep driving it as is the steering system will run out of oil and the steering will get very tight and hard to turn and may even cause you to crash.

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Change it.

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