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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue Power Steering: Loss of fluid

I drove my car today after putting the tire I took into the shop to get the rim leak fixed, and when I was turning the wheel, the car was making a noise, the steering was very wide, and, I checked the fluid levels and it was very low.

I didn't see any fluid on my driveway whatsoever and the last time I had an issue with the power steering was back in Sept. of 2015 when the power steering blew a line and it leaked all over my driveway. Should I just flush out the fluid twice, inspect the lines, replace said lines (if necessary), and add new fluid?
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Which line did you replace last time? There is more than one.
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All of them were replaced, as well as the pump, and inner tie rod ends ($1,800 later) at an auto repair shop. I bought fluid last night when I was running errands, used almost the whole bottle, and, the power steering is now functioning.

I checked for leaks again and I thought it was leaking, but, it was the condenser dripping (which is normal).
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I would keep paying attention to the fluid level and inspect the lines, pump and steering rack to see if there is any fluid. Obviously the pump noise is a red flag for low fluid.

(My shop replaced the high pressure side and then tried to patch the low pressure hose. They didn't flare the tubing to keep their patch hose on so it just kept coming off and leaking all the fluid out.)
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