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I deliever newspapers in this old corolla 1994 it has been leaking power steering fluid. And has gotten worse. I am a novice and if i pu that LUCAS stuff in it it does not leak as quick.. Is it worth having fixed. I live in an apt and am making a mess of my parking space..

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The problem would be worth fixing if you can find the source of the leak, then you can make a decision after the costs are considered.
If it is just dripping, the low pressure hose might need to be replaced. This is the least expensive of the two hoses to replace. The high pressure side is costlier, but a good mechanic can do the work efficiently.
If the leak is coming from a corroded metal line on the firewall (behind the engine) the repair will be more involved.
Take a look at the P/S pump/hoses while a helper turns the steering wheel from one side to the other (lock to lock) so the source of the leak can be located. Place a large piece of cardboard under the engine to help locate the area where the fluid is dripping. Be cautious of pulleys, belts, and any rotating parts on the engine while it is in operation.

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