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Want to know if i can cancel out the power steering completely on a gm 350 motor. it's in a 1990 2500 4x4.

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Yes, You can Bypass the Power Steering Pump by Installing a Smaller Belt, But, It will be Really hard to Steer.

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Number: 10187 Date: 07/20/2010 SPECIAL COVERAGE

Bulletin No.: 10187

Date: July 20, 2010

Subject: 10187 - Special Coverage Adjustment - Power Steering Assist

Models:
2004-2007 Saturn ION

Condition

Some customers of 2004-2007 model year Saturn ION vehicles, equipped with electric power steering, may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could occur at any time while driving the vehicle. If the power steering assist is lost, a chime will be heard and the Message Center will display a "PWR STR" warning message. The vehicle can still be steered in a safe manner but will require greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds or when stopped. Typically, the next time the vehicle is started, the power steering assist will return and the "PWR STR" message would no longer be displayed.

Special Coverage Adjustment

This special coverage covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership.

Retailers are to replace the power steering motor. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.

For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after July 21, 2010, are covered by this special coverage and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to July 21, 2010, must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

Vehicles Involved

Involved are certain 2004-2007 model year Saturn ION vehicles equipped with electric power steering and built within the following VIN breakpoints:


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Important
Retailers are to confirm vehicle eligibility prior to beginning repairs by using the Investigate Vehicle History link on the Global Warranty Management application within GlobalConnect. Special Coverage Adjustments are displayed in the Applicable Warranties section.

Parts Information

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1. Remove the power steering assist motor. Refer to Power Steering Assist Motor Replacement in SI.
2. Install the new power steering assist motor. Refer to Power Steering Assist Motor Replacement in SI.

Claim Information

1. Submit a claim using the table below.

2. Courtesy Transportation - submit as Net Item under the repair labor code.


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* The amount identified in "Net Item" should represent the dollar amount reimbursed to the customer.

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When a customer requests reimbursement, they must provide the following:

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NOTE The following procedure requires the use of the GM Puller toolNo. J-25034-B or equivalent, and the GM Pulley Installer tool No.J-25033-B or equivalent.
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