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Power steering fluid leak

from comments some have made, i’ve got the feeling wire clothes hangers, duct tape, & screw clamps may be handy,;>). there appears to be a security cage around the fitting where the hose connects to the pump. i’m hoping for some relative suggestions as to , dealer fix or me fix reguarding dollar&cents and difficulty of task? thanks to anyone that comments!

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You ain’t gonna fix this with cloths hangers, duct tape, and or hose clamps. Your power steering system is a hydraulic system, the fluid gets pressurized every time you turn the wheel. If you have a leak, you need to replace the part that’s leaking. If it’s a hose, repklace the hose. If it’s the rack, replace the rack. If it’s the pump, replace the pump. If you don’t know what’s leaking, find out.