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Q: Power steering not working.

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A large amount of oil is leaking from the engine.

A: An engine that has a large oil leak runs th...

An engine that has a large oil leak runs the risk of internal failure and a very expensive bill, I would not drive the car any further until the leak has been addressed. Sometimes and oil filter can come loose and cause this situation or a hose from the engine to oil cooler where pressures are high, I would have a mobile mechanic like YourMechanic take a look inspect the leak before its driven again.

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