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Old 11-30-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Hi everyone have a question on the powersteering pump on a 95 bonnie SE. I purchased this car about a week ago to add to my fleet of bonnevilles, on the about the third day that I had it the powersteering pump started making noise and the steering got hard, I added a little fluid as it was a bit low but not dry, and worked the wheel and seemed to get rid of the squeel and all was fine for about a day. Now the steering is rock hard and the pump does not make any noise at all. My question is do the p.*. pumps completely go out or could this be a problem with the steering rack. The belt and tensioner are fine so not a belt problem. Thanks
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i had one shear the shaft inside it looked as though it was fine from out side looking at it but when i went to remove it to put another one on the pulley and shaft came off and the pump stayed on the motor
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Drop the belt and grab the pulley. There should be a slight resistance when you spin it by hand and no wobble in the pulley.
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Turned out to be the power steering return hose, rotted and leaking at the metal cooling fins. Fluid was running out almost as fast as it was going in. Hose was a p i t a to fix but got er done. Thanks for the ideas.
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Turned out to be the power steering return hose, rotted and leaking at the metal cooling fins. Fluid was running out almost as fast as it was going in. Hose was a p i t a to fix but got er done. Thanks for the ideas.
Glad to hear you got it fixed. Thanks for letting us know.
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