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Power steering checked the fluid, its full but the steering is still REALLY stiff. wheres the pump located?

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  • bliefy Jul 07, 2008

    My Steering is really stiff as well, i have checked the fluid and it is full. Before the power steering went, there was a little whistle whenever i turned the wheels.

  • cowbabbler Sep 30, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Can I still drive it or will I harm the car. I just had the clutch fixed at a cost $1400 and can't afford an additional $1000 right now. Is it possible to fix myself and if so, how?

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MOST LIKELY THIS IS THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND THE ELECTRIC ASSIST FAN UNIT CONNECTED TO IT. OFTEN THE FAN COVER WILL OR CAN GET CLOGGED, BUT MORE LIKELY IT IS THE PUMP. IF IT GOES OUT IT USUALLY DO SO SLOWLY. THE STEERING WILL BE HARDER BUT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO STEER. THE NORMAL COST FOR THE REPAIR IS $1000 WITH LABOR. IT DOES NOT TAKE LONG, BUT CONSIDER BUYING THE PART ONLINE AND DOING IT YOURSELF OR TAKE THE PART TO A COMPETENT GARAGE
AND HAVE THEM DO IT.YOU COULD SAFE HALF THE COST!
REALLY.
BH

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