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On my oldsmobile aurora, I have a problem turning left. It's as if my power steering pump doesn't work when I try to turn left. I replaced the pump and the left cv axle because it was bad, but still having some issues. Help?

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  • its_dalton_s Nov 15, 2009

    How difficult is it to replace it? Would I need to replace both sides or just one? And it sounds as if it whines somewhere on the left side up by the tire. What would that be?

  • its_dalton_s Nov 15, 2009

    About how many hours would you say it takes? I'm a high school student studying to be a mechanic. But my car won't pass inspection due to the steering. My instructor will help but I need an estimate on how long it will take.

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More than likely your rack and pinion has gone bad. If the pump was bad it wouldn't work to either side. But the rack and pinion can go bad on just one side

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  • 02xkr Nov 15, 2009

    The rack and pinion on those cars is kind of a hard job. The best I remember, you have to drop part of the engine cradle to get to it. You only have one rack and pinion. That is what actually moves your wheels back and forth when you move the steering wheel. And the whining noise you hear is probably also the rack and pinion

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