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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 2dr Coupe

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June 12, 2013, 5:54 pm

Shane P

Question: Did the mechanic cause a power steering leak by changing my tires

I got new tires installed yesterday now i have a bad power steering leak. I had no leak before the tires were changed. did the mechanic do something wrong?

June 13, 2013, 5:44 pm

Ron W
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Probably not. There isn't much a mechanic can do to cause a leak when changing tires.

You should see where the leak is coming from. If it is a damaged line, it is possible something happened at the shop, but if it is a pump or just a worn out line, it is probably just coincidence.

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