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    I have a 1954 Land Cruiser with factory installed Saginaw power steering. Recently the system has intermittently failed to work. First I checked the fluid in the reservoir which was somewhat low. I refilled and the problem seemed to be solved. Yesterday I took the car for a 170 mile jaunt and everything was fine until I got back in my power steering!! Need advice.
    Last edited by showbizkid; 09-19-2019, 05:59 PM.

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    They are incredibly durable and reliable. Biggest problem is leaky hoses or pump seal. Flush it once you've fixed the leak. Empty the reservoir and refill it. Drive it a ways and drain again. repeat this seveal times until the fluid (Merc-Dex will do) is clear. It likely has a lot of sludge in there. I doubt it has been touched in 65 years!