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03-21-2003, 12:30 AM
the problem is A week ago my shadt broke off in the pully which locked my power steering pump up. Then I replaced the pump and the serpintine belt and all was fine...Then today I was driving and then all of a sudden I noticed that when I cut the wheel hard either way it made a loud whining sound. It was also hard to turn now when I'm moving the car turns fine but when I'm at a stop Its hard as heck to turn. I blead the pump also..what else could be the problem...No leaks either
03-21-2003, 11:59 AM
I read another thread with exactly the same problem and hate to tell you that the power steering pump you installed is probably defective. In the other thread the guy got a new one on warranty put the new non defective one in and prob was solved. Hope this helps.
Actually that thread is right below.
03-21-2003, 07:47 PM
Did you recheck the fluid level after turning the wheel from side to side?
03-22-2003, 10:46 AM
What I was gonna do was try changing the hoses then seeing if the problem is corrected...I drove the car like a week and it was fine....but right after the hoses the pump will have to go back.
03-25-2003, 12:16 AM
Where did you get the pump from? Cause I was the unlucky guy who went out and got one from AutoZone because everyone else had to order it. Even thought I hated them to start with I bought it there. Big mistake! after installing it, crank the car, and it was worse then the one I took off. Had to bring that one back and get another one.
I wouldn't run out and buy hoses just yet. You may check them first for leaks or kinks. But if there isnt any kinks or leaks in the hose, I would check the pump.
I hate to say it cause it is a pain to get to the 16mm tubing fitting on the underside of the pump. A secret I found to get that off is I cut a tubing wrench in half and made a stub one just for that. worked alot easier.
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