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The steering wheel on my 1985 Pontiac Parisienne (5.0 L

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The steering wheel on my 1985 Pontiac Parisienne (5.0 L engine, 130k miles) is very difficult to turn when driving. There is a puddle of dark fluid beneath the engine and the various technicians (Oil Can Harry's) who have checked and changed the engine fluids over the last 3 years have noted the power steering fluid has occasionally needed topping off. The car rides low and bottoms out if driven too quickly crossing low guttered streets (even though shocks are less than a year old.) The radiator developed holes in the bottom, drained of fluids and had to be replaced and filled after the engine began smoking and bogged down. The steering was easy when the car was driven from the mechanics shop where the radiator was recently replaced but in the week since then, has tightened up to nearly an unmanageable steering level.Question: How to add power steering fluid to the engine so it can be driven to a mechanic that knows how to work on 31 year old engines? And what could have been causing the power steering fluid to drain slowly over the past two years, then nearly completely in one week after the mechanic replaced the radiator?
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Category: Pontiac
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  tims auto repair replied 1 month ago.

Question: How to add power steering fluid to the engine so it can be driven to a mechanic that knows how to work on 31 year old engines? And what could have been causing the power steering fluid to drain slowly over the past two years, then nearly completely in one week after the mechanic replaced the radiator?

1-THE FLUID IS FILLED AT THE POWER STEARING PUMP.REMOVE THE CAP AND ADD FLUID TILL IT SHOWS FULL ON THE STICK

2-I WOULD THINK THE PUMP OR THE STEERING GEAR BOX ITSELF IS LEAKING OR THE FLUID HOSES TO IT

3-THE RADIATOR IS A SEPERATE PROBLEM AND DIDNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE STEERING,THERE IS NO CONNECTION

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