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Power Steering Failure

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Having power steering problems with my 1996 Seville. It started leaking fluid but the source was not obvious to my mechanic. On the hoist with the steering wheel rotated side to side you would think the leak would be obvious not likely a pressure side of the system?? On the second visit we elected to replace the pump ....which worked fine for about two weeks and now I'm once again losing fluid. Any one had a history of this ? Could I have replaced my pump with one that was about to fail ??
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Is this what my mechanic would call a "tracer" ?
Didn't say he was a good mechanic.....but he is not expensive and willing to work with me. Yep, you get what you pay for !
My bet is that the new pump has put some pressure on a weak point down-line. It goes into the shop on Tuesday...I'll let you know.
Seems there was a slight crack in the p.s. reservoir. We just replaced the p.s. pump with reservoir (new) so will be a warranty claim. Hope this resolves this messy situation !
PS pump and reservoir number 2 installed in as many weeks now in place. ....completely under warranty this time. Lets see if this eliminates the messy garage floor !
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