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Power steering fluid is leaking out but not from the release and/or the intake hoses. It seems to be leaking from the engine block. I would like to know what it possibly could be , and how to fix it.

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You need to replace the unit and or hoses to stop the leak...it could also be leaking from the rack and pinion for the steering column take it and have it looked at they can tell you which it is

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