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Old 02-19-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Well, since I have been putting money into my Bonnie like crazy I might as well keep at it. I guess that is what it thinks since I now have NO power steering. What fun. I asked my regular mechanic and he said there might be a leak in a line. Or something about a "cooler". He said they can rust out and leak, and if that is it they can be bypassed. Does this sound right? He was knowledgeable about the UIM problem/. I of course went to check the power steering fluid any when I opened the cap it almost exploded. Fluid burst out like a freakin volcano. There was fluid left in it. Put the cap back on and drove. First few seconds things were back to normal. Then, power steering gone again. AGGGHHH.
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If you opened it, and it almost exploded, that means theres pressure. So isnt the pump working then? (just reasoning here)
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Sounds like a valving problem in the pump.
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So, your thinking I need a new pump? Hmmm.... how much are those and what am I looking at for labor? No mechanic ability and too cold here anyway.
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The coolers do rust. They are placed behind (near) the front passenger A-arm. I had to replace mine, but I replaced it with a model from NAPA then rerouted it to mount in front of the radiator.
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