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Q: Hydraulic system is malfunctioning.

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My hydraulic system is malfunctioning. What is wrong?

A: Your power steering fluid is low, this is l...

Your power steering fluid is low, this is likely due to a leak. Power steering reservoirs have a high failure rate on this vehicle, but it could also be a bad hose or line in the power steering hydraulic system. This vehicle has a complex hydraulic system and repairs should only be made by certified professionals like those from YourMechanic.

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