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Need a power steering reservoir

About a year ago I had a problem where I burned up my alternator and the driver's side battery boiled over spilling acid on the power steering reservoir.

I ended up replacing the alternator and both batteries (they were a couple years old) and the hydroboost hose. Now about a year later I have a power steering leak. After rechecking all the lines and connections I decided to pull the battery tray. Well, that requires removing the air filter, battery, battery box and battery box mount.

I found lots of fluid and the bottom of the PS reservoir is wet. After checking all of the hoses I can find nothing wrong except there is corrosion and battery acid on the side of the bottle. As I wipe it off, the lip of the bottle crumbled in my hand. The acid must've corroded the bottle and now it leaks. I wiped it dry and it had weeped out to make it wet within a couple minutes.

Now I'm trying to source a PS reservoir. Apparently they are hard to get. Might be a couple days if I order it. Anyone have one laying around or have a lead on one. Its $85 for new from the dealer.

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