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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 05-14-2005, 10:25 AM   #11
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My PS pump on my 96 used to whine also. I removed some fluid and added some slick 50 power steering formula and now its silent. Just needed lubricating.
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The whining may be normal for you... I have heard bonnies 92-99 that were both better and worse than my own... Mine has had a bit of a whining sound forever, and the PS pump is still with me... Might not be anything to worry about..

So How do you like that Magnasteer? I have heard good and bad about the system..
I doubt it. I haven't had any problems. I'd like it better if it were a little tighter, though, but it'* fine the way it is, as there'* a lot of feedback, especially on bumpy roads. Even at highway speed (on highways) the wheel'* jerking around a bit too much for my tastes.

Personally, I think it rules. It makes another cool option to show off... not bad for a $4000 car.

Actual bragging (more or less): "Oh yeah, it'* got Magnasteer technology. It uses magnets to steer it so it makes it really... um, cool. You'll notice how smooth the ride is, even when I'm making U-turns in a parking lot. It'* the magnets, helping me to not hit these parked cars."
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The whining may be normal for you... I have heard bonnies 92-99 that were both better and worse than my own... Mine has had a bit of a whining sound forever, and the PS pump is still with me... Might not be anything to worry about..

So How do you like that Magnasteer? I have heard good and bad about the system..
I doubt it. I haven't had any problems. I'd like it better if it were a little tighter, though, but it'* fine the way it is, as there'* a lot of feedback, especially on bumpy roads. Even at highway speed (on highways) the wheel'* jerking around a bit too much for my tastes.

Personally, I think it rules. It makes another cool option to show off... not bad for a $4000 car.

Actual bragging (more or less): "Oh yeah, it'* got Magnasteer technology. It uses magnets to steer it so it makes it really... um, cool. You'll notice how smooth the ride is, even when I'm making U-turns in a parking lot. It'* the magnets, helping me to not hit these parked cars."
I don't know why it came to mind, but I was thinking.... Oh **** a magnet went bad(not going to happen).... OMG .... Bam!!!! Oh crap hit a parked car.... LOL....

The maganasteer is supposed to be good technology... Some have said bad things others love it... And on the 2000+ I think you can have the dealership go in and change the amount of assist from light to heavy for lots of feel Wish this was so on the 95....

I have actually had to replace the Rack and Pinion in my car due to too much play in the steering... I think the Reman Rack was a buick unit, its wayyyy to light... The old unit had a lot of road feel for all driving situations... I may have to fix that later.... Now thats its been a good while I'm starting to get some of that play back again.... But I have noticed that my strut mount bearings are going bad... I will replace the ball joints while I'm at it too... Might even get the FE2/F41 springs as well...

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Heh, driving down the highway... [jerks wheel to one side] "OH GOD! THE MAGNETS REVERSED POLARITY! AAAAHHHH! Ha ha, hey I'm only kidding. You can stop clutching your chest and gasping now... man, you're sweaty..."
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Heh, driving down the highway... [jerks wheel to one side] "OH GOD! THE MAGNETS REVERSED POLARITY! AAAAHHHH! Ha ha, hey I'm only kidding. You can stop clutching your chest and gasping now... man, you're sweaty..."
Sounds like something I gotta try.....
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Heh, driving down the highway... [jerks wheel to one side] "OH GOD! THE MAGNETS REVERSED POLARITY! AAAAHHHH! Ha ha, hey I'm only kidding. You can stop clutching your chest and gasping now... man, you're sweaty..."
Sounds like something I gotta try.....
Lokks like we have a taker on our little science experiment....

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Guys...if you have the self calibrating compass...leave the magnets on the fridge...lol

Is this a real experiment for the club or just a bit of fun?
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Guys...if you have the self calibrating compass...leave the magnets on the fridge...lol

Is this a real experiment for the club or just a bit of fun?
Just some BS'n

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Guys...if you have the self calibrating compass...leave the magnets on the fridge...lol

Is this a real experiment for the club or just a bit of fun?
Just some BS'n
Yup, but imagine how mauch fun it'* be to some "super mechaninc". "Gaahhhhhh!!! Magnets died!! We're gonna crash!! Oh, they're OK now. Whatsa matter, dude?"
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