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Q: Power steering not working in 1987 Nissan 200SX

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My power steering isn't working.

A: Hey there, with the power steering not work...

Hey there, with the power steering not working, I would advise not driving the vehicle as this would be unsafe. There are a few causes for the power steering not working, the most likely is a fluid leak or power steering pump failure. Both are common complaints and simple repairs. A qualified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your steering issue and perform the required repairs to get you back on the road.

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