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Power steering fluid is leaking badly is there an easy way ot repair the pump

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SOURCE: power steering fluid leak (1999 grand am gt)

sounds like a high pressure hose or rack and pinion would have to get underneath and take a good look at it while someone starts it and turns the whell all the way to tyhe left or right and hold it there till you see the leak

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: power steering fluid leaks

if you take and pressure wash the motor capartment out at a car wash and then have a friend turn your steering wheel back and forth while you look ant the hoses you should see if the hoses have a small leak now never use your hand to check for a leak becuse the power steering systme is a hydralic system and if there is a pin hole and your hand is there the fluid can actually pierce the skin and rip off flesh but you should be able to see the leak just dont grab the hoses while the car is running.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: power steering leak

check the lines going into the power steering unit

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 volvo 850 wagon has chronic power steering fluid leak

YOU CAN GET A USED PUMP FOR UNDER 50.00 AND IT IS EAY TO INSTALL AND DONT FORGET TO BLEED AIR FROM SYSTEM AFTER REPLACEMENT

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Santa Fe Power Steering leak

Good Day
How much are you adding every 2-3 days? The fluid has to be going some were, to me it sounds like your rack and pinion is gone. I would take your vehicle into a mechanic some were that you trust and have it check out. Having it up on the hoist will be easy to fine the problem. Like I said it could be the rack or maybe there is a small hole in on of the lines. Now the price it could be from 200 - 600 depends on were you go to have it fix. Hope this helps.

Cheers

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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