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Hmmm 156 steering pump gone?

I have a lovely old 1998 156 2.5l V6, red-leather trim, had it about 18 months and had to replace the clutch soon after purchase which I was prepered for and since then it has been fine. Today I went to drive it, as I turned the wheel to get out of my parking space there was a grinding noise from beneath which I could feel through the steering-wheel. I looked underneath the engine and there now is a leak (definitely steering-fluid) from the front right hand side of the bottom of the engine. I re-started it to adjust the wheel angle straight and now its impossible to steer. Will this be the pump gone or could it be pipes/hoses adjoining? The resevoir is now low...about half full...and there was no problem with the steering or leaks before today. Can anyone recommend anyone in East Sussex who may be able to look at it? I think if I have to buy a new pump and have it fitted by a regular garage it could be too expensive to save the car. This would be a real shame as I really love it...it had a top-engine rebuild before I bought it so I was hoping to enjoy it for a few years yet.
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