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    Power Steering Problem! Help!!

    Ok, so this morning I was going to work. I see some smoke coming out of the hood scoop so I pull over and see that there is a small hole in my turbo coolant inlet hose. I go home, take my gf's car.
    I come back home, replace the hose, go to drive the car. The steering is whining and being jerky and blah blah. I check the power steering fluid reservoir and it's pretty close to empty. I fill it, turn the car on and go for a drive.... half way around the block it goes to crap again. I pull over, and refill it with the car off. I turn the car back on and go check the fluid level and it's all but gone!
    WTF is going on?!?! Any suggestions? I checked the lines coming out of the reservoir and they all seemed to be tight and sealed. I see the fluid burning off by way of the smoke and the interesting smell.
    What should I do at this point?

    Also, is it safe to drive around with the fluid gone? Is it gonna damage anything?
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    is there any puddles on the ground or anything?
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    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    I can't really tell. It's been raining. I'm pretty sure I can see some fluid puddles at the bottom of the engine compartment.
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    You are probably leaking elsewhere then, maybe at the rack fittings. Follow the hoses from the reservoir/pump and see where the leak is.
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    I think taking it to a shop will be the easiest solution for this one
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