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Is there a quick fix for a leak in the power steering hose?

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It depends, if it is the low pressure hose held on with regular clamps... then those are generally cheap from a local auto store... you may also be able to trim it down with a blade and reinstall the clamp.
If it is the pressure line, then no. Those lines are pressurized and they are held together by threaded rubber hose that deteriorates over time. Not to mention the clamps are machine pressed and you cannot replace them. In that case, the line would have to be purchased and replaced.

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