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Q: Leaking power steering

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There is a power steering leak.

A: Greetings! There are a few things likely ca...

Greetings! There are a few things likely causing your leak: a low pressure hose, high pressure hose, leaking pump, or a leaking rack and pinion. I suggest having these components inspected for leaks by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic. While any of these may be leaking the most common cause is a broken hose for your particular vehicle.

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