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Power steering is not working , belt is still good, fluid is good, it works sometimes when the I rev up the motor.

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    Hans Jun 07, 2010

    Belt is "good" but is it TIGHT? Pulley spinning on p/s pump shaft/shaft not turning?

  • scottyzclem Jun 07, 2010

    yes the belt is tight, the pulley is spinning the shaft on the pump.



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Hi: 1st thing to check is your Power Steering Switch,its located right on your Power Steering return Line. Just Replace that 1st,its around 10-$13.00,If your problem still exsists,Your powersterring pressure switch may haved a loose connection or has went Bad.Try replacing the switch before buying a new power Steering Pump,The Power Steering Pressure Swith is around $35.00.Or Go Ahead and Get a New Power Steering Pump after you have changed the filter.Power Sterring Remanafactored Pumps run around $75.00- $90.00,there are 2-Types of pumps to Fit your Model, 1-with Vacum Assist,And 1-With Hyroboost. Just remove the Pump 1st before buying your New one that way you'll be Able to match up your old pump with the Replacement Pump. I hope this has Helped you, Please let me Know Thank You from d_hubbs

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