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Q: Power steering needing fluid

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And what's the difference between that and an enable hose

My car has 147000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thanks for your question. In order to answer your question I would need more detailed information. Power steering systems use hoses, a pressure hose, and a return hose. The pressure hose goes from the pump to the power steering rack or gear, and the return hose, which returns the fluid from the rack or gear to the pump.

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