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Q: Power steering not working.

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I have an oil leak and no power steering.

A: The power steering pump, hoses or rack and ...

The power steering pump, hoses or rack and pinion are all known to leak. The most common of them is the high pressure line from thee pump to the steering gear to leak. If you have run the pump dry then it may be damaged and would need to be replaced with whatever caused the leak. My recommendation is to have a mechanic, like the certified ones at YourMechanic, come and check it out for you.

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