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STEERING WHEEL A WHILE BACK MY STEERING WHEEL GOT HARD I ADDED POWER STEERING FLUID BUT THE PROBLEM WAS STILL DERE KAN ANYONE HELP

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Power stering pump airiated or needs replaced where did fluid go?

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