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I thing I need to bleed the line. It ran out of fulid. How do I bleed the line. Can I just open any line and let the air out? It's a 1999 Ford Contour V-6

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Fords don't use Windows XP Pro. And your power steering unit is self-bleeding. All you need to do is refill the resovoir and hope for the best. It may have been damaged by running without fluid, if so it will be growling when you turn the wheel and probably leak. Find a pump at a salvage yard for the most cost effective fix.

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