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Power steering locks at end of turn and loss of power while

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power steering locks at end of turn and loss of power while turning
JA: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?
Customer: pump was changed before i purchased it. didnt solve the lockup at the end of turn. now i am experiencing the erratic power loss during turns. assume the fluid was changed at pump change out,
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2002 chevy express 2500. not sure of hydro boost. i dont think it has it
JA: Are you fixing your Express yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i have visually inspected it. checked for loose steering parts.ball joint problems etc. everything is tight. fluid leaks at steering gear is all i notice
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

Welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you with this problem.Ask me about added features such as phone contact anytime if you wish !

Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

does any of the power steering lines go to the booster behind the master cylinder ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
it does have power assist
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hydro boost
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

and it physically blind up ?

when it acts up does the power steering pump wine ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No whining noises.
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

we need to cut this problem in 1/2

will it bind with the engine off turning the wheel ?

will it bind with the front wheels off the ground ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Off the ground no problem with engine off. Can't start yet doing a oil change
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

if you disconnect the pitman arm off the steering box to the center link will it till bind with the steering disconnected ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I will go to that now
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

if it does not be sure nothing is binding in the steering including the ball joints

if that checks out the odds are the box is bad causing this issue

if it does not bind then either the pump is defective or the box is bad

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