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73 Buick Apollo power steering.seems to bind when returning to center.makein steering jerky has original fluids problem showed up this spring. Help

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Check pawer st. pump

Posted on May 11, 2014

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SOURCE: Power Steering Fluid???

The power steering pump is located under the alternator near the firewall. It is hard to get to so you most likely need a funnel with a flex pipe to reach it without making a huge mess. I hope this is helpful.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee leaking coolant and power steering fluid

Just a heads up, $10 bucks will buy you a seal kit for the P.S. pump. I topped mine off for a couple months, then the oring on the high pressure line (from pump, front center) blew and dumped the reservoir in a matter of miles.

The line can be a stinker to get off, recommend driving the car for a few minutes to heat up the pump a little. Don't forget the 20MM wrench.

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Where do I add power steering fluid?

The power steering pump is in the front of the engine. You will see the serpentine belt on the pulley and it will look something like htis picture. The pump has a resevoir with a cap on top which is removable and has a dipstick built in to tell you how low you are on fluid.


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SOURCE: 1997 FORD EXPLORER STEERING IS JERKY EVEN AT LOW SPEEDS

Air in the system.

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

SOURCE: 1997 FORD EXPLORER STEERING IS JERKY EVEN AT LOW SPEEDS

Bad steering rack.
Had you flushed the P/S Fluid,every couple years,you could have avoided an expensive repair!

Posted on May 14, 2010

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