Question about Pontiac Grand Prix
Well my car has been making these loud noises and i put steering fluid in and well it just kept makin noises then i went to go put new tires on and the power steering is leaking black all down from the device under hood... just wondering if i could get it changed by myself i have new power steering fluid...
Hi B, There are basically two places that can make a noise from the power steering; one is a loose belt which will produce a loud screeching sound which will become more intense when the steering wheel is turned. That one means that the belt has stretched and should be replaced or re-tightened. The second type of noise will be from the pump and will mean a replacement or at the very least a repair job (if the repair kit is available). Replacing the fluid is not a great problem. Locate the reservoir and the low pressure pipe which returns the fluid into it It will came from the steering assembly. (a rubber pipe attached with hose clips. The high pressure feed pipe will connect to the steering pump).Get a large container, which must be at least four times the capacity of the replacement fluid, You will probably need in the region of seven to ten pints, maybe more.. Join an extension hose to the return pipe and run that into the catchment container. Be prepared with the replacement fluid and ask a friend to start the engine. As the engine starts, begin filling and keep filling. The used ATF will run into the catchment container and when it becomes clean cut the engine. Reconnect the hose to the reservoir and check that there are no leakages. Regards John
Posted on Feb 18, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have the 3.8 liter the pump and container is located on the passenger side of the engine in the rear, it is under the altenator and is
difficult to get to. There are also the heater hoses above it that can burn you so you will need to check it cold. If you look with a flash light you should be able to see it.
Posted on May 23, 2010
i have an impala Ls 3.8 liter and (not sure about the 3.4 liter) but mine is located in the back of the engine near the middle. and get a long thin funnel because its down a little ways.
Posted on Mar 07, 2010
it sounds like tour power steering rack and pinion may be leaking this is what you call the actuator rod.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
SOURCE: power steering fluid
Just went to a dealer today for my 2000 regal. It took them a while, but they showed me where my power steering cap was.
It is black and very hard to see. You need a small flashlight (LED recommended), and then need to look on the left side behind the engine and in front of where the glove box is. WAY down, under some hoses, and adjacent to the engine is the power steering cap (I'd estimate about 8-10" down). The best way to see it is to lean into the engine from the front while standing to the left of the center of the car. Lean forward and place the flashlight pointing down and slightly to the left behind the engine and at a level just below the block. Good luck!!
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
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