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Old 02-27-2015, 07:18 AM
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Power Steering Bull S

SO, both my steering pump and gear were leaking, i said F it, had a little cash, bought the parts on Rock Auto and a Pulley from some guy in texas (Rockauto doesn't sell pulleys) and had a local shop near my office do it.

without getting into details, i can tell when picking the vehicle up, that the shop is lame...

so i get in the car, start driving away, and to my office (short drive) it feels like there is almost NO power steering. Now, when a shop is lame, i never go back. i immediately lose all trust, so, i tightened the belt myself, and while the steering is MUCH better, at idle and low RPM's it is still stiff as hell.

The belt is pretty Expletive Deleted!Expletive Deleted!Expletive Deleted!Expletive Deleted! tight at this point, i may try tightening it even more.. but i noticed, they used RED fluid in the power steering, which i am assuming is Trans fluid... i know on newer cars this is OK, but wanted to see if yall had any ideas or know for sure that RED is not cool'

is it just me, or do 75% of shops just SUCK??
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:42 AM
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Its a shame how many bad shops there are out there. That said, the stock power steering set up should turn with the touch of your little finger. LOTS of assist. Its possible the pump or gear is bad, or they didn't bleed the system of air. Try putting the front up on jacks, then turn the wheel from lock to lock several times. check the fluid frequently. sometimes there is an air bubble.

I don't remember the color of the fluid I put in mine, but it came out of a bottle that said "power steering fluid" not ATF.

Also, its a good idea to put the info about your vehicle in your signature. it saves time when you need to ask questions. people dont have to ask you what you have.

Sooo...what vehicle do you have?
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:42 AM
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atf is fine in these. it is really getting hard to get reman pumps and gears that arent junk out of the box.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:01 AM
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Oh and sorry, its an 89 GW with 119K. I am actually thinking about selling it soon up here near Washington DC. might post it here
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:26 AM
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A good shop is priceless, most of the time you're paying 40 bucks an hour for 5 bucks an hour help. You care WAY more than they do, the beauty of these rigs is there simplicity, if you want it done right do it yourself. The same applies to the remanufactured parts, it's a crap shoot. All a shame agreed, I prefer used parts for that reason. ATF works, I add some Lucas power steering additive with good results. Good luck.
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Did they put on a new belt? Chck the box to make sure it's not adjusted too tight.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:36 AM
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I think if the belt was too loose,you will hear it sqeeking.Over tightening will only put stress on all the bearings.

I would try what mdcptman suggested.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:15 PM
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If the belt is too narrow, it will ride on the bottom of the groove instead of the sides where it can grip. When I got my Eagle it had the narrow belt and next to nothing for PS which would disappear totally when it rained out.
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