Question about 1988 Oldsmobile Regency
Try to turn steering wheel sticks, stiff, feels like something is binding. after warming up is ok. could it be power steering hoses or pump or rack?? do you know if general motors had any call back for this problem with there steering.
You'll probably need to get the Rack replaced, like I did. It does cost about $800 dollars, depending on the shop you go to. For the time being, you can refill the power steering reservoir with a power steering fluid with Stop Leak (example of what I used) . That should ward off the leaks until you get it replaced. (Access to the reservoir is on the left hand side, right behind the alternator. You'll need a funnel, and be careful... That alternator can be hot.)
I should warn you, there may be a small cooler under there as well that will leak the fluid. It's most likely very corroded and also part of the problem. They add a bit to the cost to get a new or used one, but if you're comfortable with it, ask them to bypass it, it's much cheaper and easier.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
I put power steering fluid in my car to stop the grinding noise, but it didn't work! I am still unable to drive my car because of this! What is it?
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
Yes it is the Rack. Passing fluid because of cold seal problems. The call back has expired due to years gone by.
Posted on May 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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