Another noisy power steering thread
Hi - a search didn't really find me an answer, so thought I'd get more specific.
About a month ago, I noticed small amounts of fluid in my driveway, so small I didn't think it to be an issue. I was due for oil in 1,000 miles, so thought I'd take care of it then. The morning of the oil deed, I gave it a spin around the block and discovered a harsh noise when accelerating, more harsh when turning. I knew what my problem was, and I knew how I caused it.
My power steering system had developed a small leak, slowly draining it of that which it desperately needed - fluid. I had essentially burned out the pump over a long period of time. I do not have tools for this level of work, but I understand it. I have a shop that I trust, but they still get shop wages, so it was an expensive fix.
After a few flushes and replacement of the PS pump as well as a fuel filter and injector cleaning (which they threw in - that'* how well I know them), my Bonnie was new once again.
Or was she?
I was told that this particular maintenance will give me a lot of noise and some tight steering for about 200 miles. I could not find a solid reference to this quirk anywhere on GMF, nor on the Google.
Can anyone confirm or deny? I am quite apt with a wrench (if I had the right one) and with the manifold replacement a year ago (stoopid DexCool), I am really considering learning about everything under Bonnie'* hood, down to the nut and bolt.