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Old 02-07-2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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i have been borrowing a 99 regal GSE since my van died... my buddy got a dwi and is not driving currently...

after a cold start, there is absolutely no steering. i dont mean no power steering, i mean NO steering... even putting all my weight into turning the wheel.. nothing...i can hear the PS pump whining like a sonuvabitch though...

after the car has been running for a while.. depends on how cold it is outside, anywhere from 30 seconds to 20 minutes, the steering comes back, and works perfect the rest of the time...

i have been told by the owner and a shop that its the power steering rack. can anyone explain to me what is actually going on, and maybe come up with an effective solution without replacing it.
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the G/F'* GP is doing the EXACT same thing when Cold.....she has been told its a Rack problem as well

maybe a W Body thing?
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Dumb Question, have you added fluid to it?
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fluid is topped
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What type of fluid and are you getting a leak?

I had to replace the gearbox and cooler due to a leak here last Friday
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I'm experiencing similar issues with gravenge... I have a leak, but she still has plenty on fluid.

I bought a new pump ( I DO NOT have T2V steering) and am hoping that will fix the problem along with new hoses....
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What type of fluid and are you getting a leak?

I had to replace the gearbox and cooler due to a leak here last Friday
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What type of fluid and are you getting a leak?

I had to replace the gearbox and cooler due to a leak here last Friday
Power steering fluid
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i cant really answer that question, as it is not my car... for all i know, its full of motor oil.. but i would like to assume that the owner is smarter than that...

how could i even check, without draining it and starting over?
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i cant really answer that question, as it is not my car... for all i know, its full of motor oil.. but i would like to assume that the owner is smarter than that...

how could i even check, without draining it and starting over?
PS fluid is clear
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