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Power steering is not working so I checked the fluid and it was empty I filled it and when i turned the wheel to test it the fluid drain completely

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There must be a leak in the system somewhere if it drains out that fast it should be pretty easy to find. usually a hose that is split or blown out, or a connection at the pump or rack.

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  3. Raise the vehicle so the front wheels are off the ground.
  4. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left.
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6. Reconnect the hose at the oil cooler using the original clamp.
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b. With the engine OFF and the vehicles tires off the ground, slowly turn the steering wheel back and forth (lock to lock) slowly 20 times to force fluid into the steering gear.

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Most likely, it is leaking from the steering rack itself, and into the dust boots, which is why you can't see it.

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It "should" only take 3-4 complete turns back and forth for it to work, unless there's a major leak. Then, top off the system.

Look under the car for any signs of fluid "weeping" from out of the steering rack.

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