Q: Power steering leaking fluid

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My power steering is leaking fluid, and the wheel is hard to turn.

The first step is to identify the leaks. Most of the time it’s a faulty line, other times it’s the pump that is leaking, and if the pump has been run low on fluid, the pump may need replacing if damage is present. A technician in your area, like one from YourMechanic can help diagnose and repair your power steering problem.

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