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POWER STEERING PROBLEM

2003 Kia Rio

Steering problem
2003 Kia Rio 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 64512 miles

the steering became very hard. When I turned the engine off, power steering fluid squirted from under the reservoir cap. I drove the car 3 miles home and, during the drive it blew a seal on the rack and pinion assy. Should I figure that a check valve or something on the pump went bad and replace both the pump and the rack-and pinion assy, or that the rack and pinion assy. Went bad and the pump is still good?
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Janitor1
August 30, 2008.



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