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how do you know if your power steering pump is bad

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how do you know if your power steering pump is bad
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.


does the power steering not work?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
as far as i can tell but i hear i high pitied sound will driving and sometimes it sticks.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.
if you are sitting still..and turn the wheel left and right,,,,does it make the noise?does it turn easy?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no sound is made unless I turn to far to one side and turns easy. But a copy of times it has gotten real stuff wail I'm at a stop.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.

does it make a noise when at a stop?please explain your problem



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No it only makes noise when i give it gas does it make the sound. A co worker said that it could be the bearing on the power steering pulley. I'm lose i think it might be the fuel pump.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 6 years ago.


does the tone of the sound change when you give it gas and turn the wheel left and right?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes it does when I do both.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.


this does sound as if there is a bad bearing in the pump,,,if it isn't low on fluid,i would think you will need to replace the pump


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