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Old 01-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I'm having a problem with my '94 Deville. I looked around the forum a bit, and decided to join. I'm hoping to learn some stuff here. Here'* my problem. About 2 months ago, the psp failed. I replaced it with a rebuilt. Yesterday, that one failed also. It was under warranty, so I got another, and installed it today. I put fluid in it, started it, and added a bit more as the level dropped. It was making some noise, which I expected until it was bled. Even after turning the steering wheel left and right several times, it was still noisy. I felt the pump, and it was quite hot, after only running for about 2 minutes. ( the ambient temp was only about 10 degrees). I shut it off, and the fluid in the reservoir was bubbling, almost like it was boiling. Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is maybe some frozen moisture somewhere in the system so it can't circulate.
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Sounds like you still have some air in the lines.

You may also want to replace the o-ring.
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I would want to get the vehicle into garage/warmer surroundings above freezing to eliminate any possibility of blocked, frozen lines. I also wonder if any metal filings from a pump failure could block lines. Flushing the power steering system would be a good idea as well. I use this Lubegard product in all my vehicles PS pumps, really keeps things cooler, quieter, remove friction, and keep seals in good condition. (32oz bottle)
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Yes you have air in your lines or something stuck in the line that'* why fluid did not able to move so check the line and fix it up. Also use the lube guard and consult with any good car care center.
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