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Stiff power steering on Pontiac 6000, 1989.

It is bad when turning, not much power. Wondering if is connected to Idle speed power steering pressure switch

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Hi Dale,

At the risk of sounding, well skip that.

The first two things to check when the steering gets stiff are the belts and the Power steering fluid level.

The belts should be checked for tension and wear.

If the fluid in the pump was allowed to get low and was recently filled, there may be air in the system.

Bleed it out like this:

  1. Start the engine
  2. Slowly turn the wheel back and forth .
  3. Bring it almost to the stops, then back the other way
  4. Repeat 4 - 5 times
  5. Check the Power Steering Fluid level - fill to the line if needed
  6. If more was added, go back to step one and repeat the procedure.
  7. Take it for a test drive
  8. Check the levels one more time
Hope you find this to be Very Helpful

Mike

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