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Added power steering fluid to my 2005 grand prix gt, and now steering wheel hard to turn, please help

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Did you over fill it ?? does the pump whine at all if you over fill them the can mess up the pump by building up pressure and being over filled thers no where for the excess to go and bam pump may freeze up and have to be replaced and sometimes you can drain the excess and be ok

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Is it full of power steering fluid ? How are the hose's high pressure and low pressure ? Did you bleed the air out after changing the pump ? There is no filter .
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My 1997 pontiac Grand prix power sterring is gone and hard to turn i think it might be the pump or sterring whell fluid but cant find it help me please


You might want to check the power steering fluid. The resevoir is on the passenger side toward the passenger seat it is kind of hard to find. But i have a '97 Grand Prix and i noticed that whenever i would turn sharp while going pretty fast it would make a grinding noise and i could feel my steering wheel pulling me. But the thing is the power steering never whinned or anything. So i checked it and there was absolutely none in there. So check the fluids first.

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If you have a warranty from your dealer, you paid for it, or whether it came with it, it doesn't matter, you MAKE them honor it. Take it back there, and MAKE THEM FIX IT! This shouldn't be your problem if you have a warranty. If they aren't honoring it, threaten them with the BBB or court. They will shape up.
I would say power steering pump.First check to make sure there is fluid in the reserve tank and at the proper level if not top it off and whine should stop.If level is correct then maybe try flushing with fresh fluid.
3.8L engine the power steering fluid was never toped/checked.. because it is a pain in the *** to get at (behind the hot as hell alternator), so it probably ran dry, top it up is probably all you have to do.. if the whining presists then you will have to try and bleed the air out by jacking it up, engine off, turn the wheel one side to the other about 25 times.. if that dont quiet it up then you will have to replace the power steering pump.


Power steering pump / fluid level is not hard to check - it is located below the alternator on the passenger side of the engine bay. You need a light to see it. You can get your hand down from the top of the engine to loosen and remove the cap/dipstick.
Here is a link that should help you.http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/GM-Pontiac-Grand-Prix-GTP-Power-Steering-Whine/index.html
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Please check the fluid level in the power steering pump. After putting on a new hose the fluid may have traveled through the system and you may need more fluid.

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if you take and pressure wash the motor capartment out at a car wash and then have a friend turn your steering wheel back and forth while you look ant the hoses you should see if the hoses have a small leak now never use your hand to check for a leak becuse the power steering systme is a hydralic system and if there is a pin hole and your hand is there the fluid can actually pierce the skin and rip off flesh but you should be able to see the leak just dont grab the hoses while the car is running.
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My 05 Grand prix gt makes a whining sound when you turn the wheel


Sounds liek a power steering pump going bad. Have you checked the steering fluid to make sure it is full?

If it is remove as much of the fluid as you can, turkey baster or anything like that will be fine. Add new fluid and see if that helps.

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I'm hearing a very loud sound from my 1999 gram am gt also,


If it's a power steering pump low on fluid, it will buzz real loud and worse when you turn the steering wheel left or right.

Fill with power steering fluid. Look in owners manual for type of fluid.

when fluid is added, turn stering wheel full left and full right to purge trapped air.

If this does not fix, you may have a bad pump.

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Rpeort back on rsults and good luck.

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