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2002 trailblazer, power steering went out yesterday. I checked reservoir and it was empty so i completely topped off with a new quart. about ten minutes later it went out again and when i checked, the reservoir was bone dry. should i replace the hose and if so how do i know which one?

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You'll need a helper for this. Refill the reservoir.
**Keep the blazer in park with the E brake on.**
It might help if you raise the front end onto axle stands. Run the engine so the power steering is active. Get you helper to turn the steering from lock to lock, hard left to hard right and back again. Do this 2 or 3 times. While they do this have a look at all the pipe work you can see, WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES if your under the car. Working the steering will show where the system is leaking.

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Hope this picture will help you. Look at the yellow arrow on the left,Take the Cap off and see if the fluid is in a correct level



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