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2002 grand prix is leaking fluid below power steering what might be the issue, car is running wierd now

Checked fluids its ok ,power steering is getting low,

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If it makes like a cranking noise when you turn, your power steering is tho, try and find the lead, it could be a line there are 3 of em i think

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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You should add it to the power steering pump reservoir, which if you have the 3800 series II its behind the engine on the passenger side.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac grand prix gtp power steering

I had this exact car and I had all the same problems your talking about, The pump although I can't tell you for sure is on the left side of the engine as your looking at it. If it is whining it is because it is low on fluid, also when topping it off fill it to the full mark while it is running. If it is foamy turn the steering wheel all the way left and all the right a few time to help get rid of the air. You may have to let it sit a while to let the bubble escape, check and do this again, it could be a bad pump also. The overheating problem I had with mine was a bad temp sensor for the computer. It has two temp guages and the computer uses on to activate the fan as needed. I also had another problem with mine, on the front of the intake is a small plastic elbow for a heater hose and this goes bad. Had to replace mine. Wasn't hard, and the part was cheap. Hope this helps you!

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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I had the same problem this winter. The head gaskets were blown, took the block apart and replaced all the gaskets. Cost about 300 - 400 in parts and took one full day to finish with 3 men who aren't particularly experts but who aren't rookies to say the least.

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Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: where do i add power steering fluid?

Add steering fluid in the pump reservoir. It is located in the left side of the engine. see picture..

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SOURCE: How/where can I add power steering fluid to 2002

The power steering pump has totally gone bad for there to be a whirling sound.

Let an expert take a look.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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power steering resivoir should be located just behind the serpentine belt. it will have a black cap and should say steering fluid. if your car is a 6 cyliner it should be on the right side. you should be able to see the cap.

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I have put power steering fluid in my car (grand prix) twice in one week and i am still having problems turning the wheel whats wrong with my car?


From what you have described, there is a major leak in the power steering system. The leak will need to be identified and fixed and the operation of the power steering pump checked.

Currently the pump is pumping fluid out of the system under pressure (which is why you have to keep adding fluid) and is not providing the assistance to the steering that it was designed to do.
The power steering pump itself may now also be faulty and require replacement.

Have it checked out asap.

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if you take and pressure wash the motor capartment out at a car wash and then have a friend turn your steering wheel back and forth while you look ant the hoses you should see if the hoses have a small leak now never use your hand to check for a leak becuse the power steering systme is a hydralic system and if there is a pin hole and your hand is there the fluid can actually pierce the skin and rip off flesh but you should be able to see the leak just dont grab the hoses while the car is running.
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