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The Power Steering doesnt work. Is it a major problem

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Ya its a problem,pump is probly outa fluid. and it will probly get worst if its still hooked up 2 the main drive belts. it if isnt hooked up "pump still turning" itll be alrite. but probly most likely hav2 get it changed if it aint holding fluid. it may not be the pump but a pressure hose or steering box. that is the problem

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If your power steering isn't working, it may be a few different things...Some more severe than others. Check to see if there is any fluid left in the pump resevoir. If not, put fluid in it and start the engine. Next, find where the fluid is dripping. It could be something as simple as a leaky hydraulic line or it could mean having to replace the power steering pump and/or the rack and pinion unit.

I hope this helps to guide you in the right direction! Let me know if I can be of further assistance. :)

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