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My power steering stopped working in my 1999 cavilier . It makes noise when i attempt turning and the belt is still in good condition and turning. How can i be sure it is the power steering pump i need to replace

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  • kidcash99 Apr 29, 2010

    ok so I filled the fluid up cause it was low but like a retard didn't inspect thec ondition of what was left . It didn't look faoming though so I'm guessing I don't have a leak , should i just replace the pump?

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Take a look at the reservoir. What color is the fluid?
The fluid may need to be filled or flushed. Everyone allways seems to forget the P/S fluid, Brake fluid, and trani fluid. Oh well, So anyways if the fluid Isn't clean or low that could be the problem. If it is fine but you hear a loud whining noise and/or the fluid is foaming you may have a leak in the suction line or a defective pump.

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    larry blais Apr 30, 2010

    If you don't have a leak, you don't have a change in the pump after flushing and filling the fluid, then yes, I would replace the pump.
    Remember! Do a good job flushing the old fluid out before installing the new pump. The warranty could be void if contaminates from the system damage the new pump.


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