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I'm from St. Louis, MO and I'm visiting Family in Wichita, KS. I have a 2006 Range Rover Sport, and I think I have a power steering hose leak. I'm asking everyones thoughts on me driving it home to St. Louis with this problem. Please let me know what you all think.

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High pressure or low pressure? How much is it leaking? If it is the low pressure line I wouldn't worry too much, jsut keep a close eye on it. If it is the high pressure line it could rupture, spraying power steering on the hot exhaust and toast your holiday in poor fashion.

Worse case you make it to KC and have the dealer replace it. Best case you make it all the way home with no issues. Anyhow, stay on 70 incase something happens.
 

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High pressure or low pressure? How much is it leaking? If it is the low pressure line I wouldn't worry too much, jsut keep a close eye on it. If it is the high pressure line it could rupture, spraying power steering on the hot exhaust and toast your holiday in poor fashion.

Worse case you make it to KC and have the dealer replace it. Best case you make it all the way home with no issues. Anyhow, stay on 70 incase something happens.
Thank you for your reply. I'm not sure which line it is, because it's -3 degrees, and blowing snow, so I really can't tell, especially because there is a ton of snow underneath. There was a small puddle of dark liquid underneath too! I'm not the most mechanically inclined person, however here are the symptoms. Sitting in park at idle I can't turn the steering wheel barely at all, pressing the gas and reving the engine, the steering wheel turns fine, I'm assuming its losing and gaining pressure. I really want to make it home to St. Louis with my wife and 3 yr old son.

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Is your fluid already low? It could be that you have been leaking for quite awhile and your fluid is too low. It may not be a line leacking at all. It could be the pump seal, steering, resevoir...
 

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Is your fluid already low? It could be that you have been leaking for quite awhile and your fluid is too low. It may not be a line leacking at all. It could be the pump seal, steering, resevoir...
I originally thought that, however I had no problems whatsoever until yesterday when I was jacking around playing in 4 ft snow drifts and getting stuck. I suppose it could be any of the above

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