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Q: Power steering fluid leak

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I have power steering fluid leaking from the line.

A: Hello. It sounds like you may have a bad ho...

Hello. It sounds like you may have a bad hose connected to the high side pressure port on the power steering pump. Over time, the crimped hoses will start to leak where the cramping is. I would recommend having a technician from YourMechanic come out and replace the hose to ensure your vehicle does not leak power steering fluid anymore.

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