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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Question: power steering major failure gone in 3 seconds

 

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r0x0r, Beverly Hills, CA, December 31, 2011, 22:55
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loss of all power steering in 3 seconds i have n external leak of coolant from the intake manifold heat only works when foot on gas i pulled out of a parking lot and all my power steering fluid leaked out in 3 seconds and total loss of of steering. do you think this is a line or something more

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 01, 2012, 07:28
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    It has to be a major leak at the pump or high pressure line to the power steering rack. It should be obvious. Don't drive the car if it is losing fluid that rapidly it will damage the rack or pump if driven.

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