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I thought you would say so. But let me ask you this. How come I didn't have this problem UNTIL I changed the pump?
My mechanic gets them from reputable shops. And I have been dealing with him for years. That is why he replaced it a second time, with a different brand. Not sure where he got it from though. Could be westwood auto parts.
yes, it was whining, not so bad, but customers noticed it too, so i had to change it. But no issue with turning the steering wheel at all and no leaks. That is why am not settled on the rack and pinion being the issue yet. Also, when you rev up the motor while parked it turns fine.
did u bump my question to others to give a chance to someone else to answer it? or what's going on?
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Hello. I am not sure what fluid he used. But he works on all types of cars and he is very reputable and good. So I assume he did use the right fluid. I can drain and fill again using the recommended fluid. What type of fluid is similar to this one you mentioned where I can find at ADVANCE for example?
I was suspecting that something was wrong with the built or pulley, but I couldn't see anything. Jumping, you mean the belt rotating in a jumping manner due to say a bent pulley? I haven't done that yet.
I am going to bring it in my garage and do whatever is needed. I spent too much on it already. Is there a bleed valve? where is the best place to drain the fluid from other than the big return line going to the pump reservoir?
so you don't think it has to do with the rack and pinion as there was no issues with the steering prior to changing the pump right? The symptoms I mentioned mostly indicate a problem with what? "smoothes out when revving up"
we drained the fluid, flushed it again with the GM fluid you recommended. Fluid is clear. Pulley, belts, all look as they should, no wobbling, no noises, no jumping. When we first cranked it it was good while parked, smooth. Drover it for 2 minutes still good. On my way home getting into the driveway with a left turn it did it again. Needs gas rev up for it to be smooth. Parked it, tried steering it, hard as it was. What the hell is wrong with this thing. Still not convinced it could be rack and pinion, as it smoothes out sometimes out of the blue, and I need to mention that it is usually turning left that is the hardest.
i will do so. i am alone now, waiting on a friend
the belt and pulley look Ok. I was able to pull up some codes. p0223, p0122, p0056. I just cleared them and parked the car and disconnected the battery for an hour. Will go back and check and see. Someone told me it could be that the ECM needs reset as there are electrical components to the pump. I am just trying everything right now. One thing I need to mention is that when I first crank the car in the morning and immediately drive it it drives smooth. After only few minutes of driving this hard steering starts on sharp left or right turns and while parked.
am on it.
we changed the oxygen sensor and throttle sensor, and all wiring in place. i had a friend look at the pulley but it moves as it should when reving up the motor, so is it definetly the rack and pinion?