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Old 18 May 2008, 10:42 am
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the local shop around here estimated me about $400 to fix. I found a reman pump with lifetime warranty for $70. Doesn't look like that difficult of a job.
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Old 18 May 2008, 05:22 pm
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i finally got the chance to look into this a little further and discovered that the shaft on the pump worked its way out almost a 1/2" and threw the belt.
Hopefully changing the pump is all i'll have to do. I've only had this car for a week and know nothing about these cars. I bought it really cheap to fix and resell.
Nothing wrong with keeping it....lol
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Old 21 May 2008, 06:34 am
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Replaced the power steering pump last night. Worked great for about 20 minutes then no power steering again. The fluid level is full and the belt is still there. A little confused
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Old 21 May 2008, 11:49 am
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Maybe you need to replace some hoses?
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Old 21 May 2008, 12:19 pm
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i put a little more fluid in it and drove around for awhile and the power steering came back. hope it stays this time. the previous owner drove this car 2 years without it. Maybe an airpocket or something caused the problem.
i'm no mechanic but with the help of a haynes manual and 3 hours i saved myself $300 bucks.
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Old 21 May 2008, 07:30 pm
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My power steering pump failed on me while i was on the road. I didn't even notice until I got towards home! I bought the replacement one (and a new belt) and with the help of a haynes repair manual, I fixed it myself. It was MUCH cheaper than $300.
Good to know. Mine has been making some whining noise. Any special tools needed for the job?
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Old 21 May 2008, 07:33 pm
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i put a little more fluid in it and drove around for awhile and the power steering came back. hope it stays this time. the previous owner drove this car 2 years without it. Maybe an airpocket or something caused the problem.
i'm no mechanic but with the help of a haynes manual and 3 hours i saved myself $300 bucks.
When the system is dry like that, while it is up on jacks, you should fill the reservoir, run the engine and slowley rotate the steering wheel lock to lock several times (checking the fluid level) to make sure there is fluid throughout the powere assist system. Sounds like it worked it's way into everywhere now.
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I would recommend a Haynes manual to everyone who is willing to work on their PT themselves and likes saving money. It has saved me so many times. I use it for everything, even custom work.
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