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Cannot turn the wheel easily there'floid in tank but there does not seem to be any pressure this is a 2.4 and no belt

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  • fransjs Jun 22, 2009

    fluid was low but even with vehile running the pump did not appear to be moving the fluid there was no foaming. Yes ot can be steered when you apply enough muscle but my daughter is not strong enough to do it.

  • fransjs Jun 22, 2009

    all guru please i think it's the power steering pump is that a good bet

    fransjs

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If fluid level is fine, there is no leak, and either then assisted steering, steering is working, the V-belt is in place, then you usually need to replace the power steering pump.
Before replacing the pump, check that the V belt is not worn, not broken, and not making noise.

To replace power steering pump you need to remove the V-belt.
Disconnect high pressure and return line from the old power steering pump assembly.Collect the fluid.The pump is held by a bracket with three bolts accessible through holes in the pulley, and by a bolt at the back of the pump. At that point the pump can be removed and replaced performing operations in reverse order and fitting in the new pump.

If you decide to DIY, get the repair manual first.

Youcan find repair manual and replacement pump here: Chevy Cavalier Repair Manual - Partstrain.com.

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Many thanks.

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Hi there,

Power steering is actually power assisted steering. Even if the "power" portion of the steering goes out you can still steer the car, it will just require much more effort. If you cannot turn the wheel then it would seem that something is binding somewhere. It will get easier to turn the wheel if the car is moving, even just a slow speed. Try to turn the wheel as the car is rolling and see if it works then. If it does then you have a power assisted steeering issue. Before you even start the car go ahead and pop the hood and check all the fluid levels. If the power steering fluid level is low or foamy, or anything looks out of spec, let me know and we can take it from there.

Good Luck!!
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Check power steering pump fluid and pressure. Turn full right, then fully left, do this 5 times to bleed the system

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