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I have a 2000 Pontiac grand am gt and the steering wheel is hard to steer at low speeds its good at first when I use it but then it gets hard after like 15 minutes I put in a new power steering pump and put new hoses this problem started when I changed the pump because of a leak. Please help.

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The replacement power steering pump could be defective.

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    I got a new one and it leaked oil so I returned it for another


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SOURCE: Power steering very hard

lift up the front of the car and see if you can steer the car on the tires. your [problem may be what mine was and the u joint on the tilt wheel is bad not the power steering at all. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: replaced power steering hose 1500 chevy pickup

Maybe got an air lock/bubble

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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There is a recall on a steering problem for this year,I own the same year and remeber getting something about this in the mail. Call your dealership and it should be free to fix.

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SOURCE: Power steering pump still leaks after putting new one in.

the bubbles are just air in the system, it will eventualy go away. are you sure the leak is from the pump or is it just comming out the cap because of the air. also did you chk. the pressure line? that maybe where your leak is. unless you got a crack in the resavor, its most likely the pressure line. there is a pressure line and a return line.

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