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Power Steering Loss

I have a 2000 Ford Excursion 7.3L diesel. The power steering has been whining for several years now but I've heard that is normal for these pumps so I have not thought too much about it. Today however, power steering failed and I have to stand on the brake pedal to get to stop. Stopping power is minimal so I had to be careful on the last few blocks to work. Is this a case of low fuid? I'm not familiar with anything mechanical so forgive me for asking. Where is power steering resivior located to check levels? Thanks for any help.
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The brakes run off the power steering pump. A reman from Ford is about 120 bux. you can get a pully puller from auto zone or advanced auto, they borrow them out. the whole job takes about a hour.
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