1990 Ford Escort GT - Power Steering Fluid Everywhere

I've had the car sitting for a few months now and when I moved it yesterday I noticed a small puddle on the floor underneath the steering rack. When I pulled it out of the garage and turned the steering wheel
a bit I found a huge puddle on the driveway, where I first turned the wheel. I suppose I had a small leak and one of the hoses shit the bed when I put the p/s under load. Assuming the a hose failed from non-use. Now the car has no power steering.
I never worked on p/s before, so other than replace the hoses if they are bad and bleed the system, is there anything else I should do or look for? Does the rack and/or pump need to come out to inspect it for a blown seal or something?
Thanks!
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Well, you need to establish whether it's the rack or hose that's leaking.
Check the boots on the rack... I'd assume, from the volume you saw, it's a hose or seal
If there is seepage in the boots, I can recommend the Lucas PS additive. None other worked for me, and it did.
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The way you diagnose this is to have someone turn the sterring wheel while you look to see what leaks. Most likely it's the high pressure hose.
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Hooray for me <groan>
Another project to add to the ever growing list...
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Does this mean that I was right about it being the high pressure hose?
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Hell if I know I haven't looked at it yet, but I'll post the results of my analysis when I get to it, which should be right around...
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