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Steers as if it has no power steering

1998 grand am - began having trouble a couple of days ago with the steering - checked the power steering fluid and its okay - how do you tell if its the rack and steering and/or the pump?

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You will notice the rack and pinion if it is the trouble because when you steer the steering wheel the end play is very big because the specifide end of a steering wheel is only 25mm (+)or (-) 5mm.

then if the end play of the steering wheel go on the rack end pinion and look for other guy who can steer the steering wheel
so you can see the movement of the rack end pinion, one thing once the rack end pinion has a oil leakage i'm sure that the trouble was at that point but if no of what i have mentioned may be the trouble goes to the oil pump, but you can notice if the problem is on the steering pump it will create a noice ,hard to steer and you can see the oil will have a bubbles

for more info email me at
pochiemontejo63@yahoo.com

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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