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Old 29 Nov 2011, 10:12 am
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My power steering went out over night. I have a 2001 Limited Edition PT with 119,499 miles. I have been putting a lot of money to keep it running - I love it so much. Anyway, I know this is a simplistic question, but is it a costly fix? Or can it be a relatively minor fix?
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Old 29 Nov 2011, 11:53 am
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Depends on what work you can do yourself. The pumps themselves are under $100 but it's not easy changing them out.

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Old 30 Nov 2011, 09:44 pm
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I thought my pump took a dump when all of the fluid disappeared. It turned out to be a loose line on the bottom of the pump.

So now I've got an extra pump...
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 07:34 am
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To close this out. I thought it was the power steering pump. Not so. It was a worn-out belt - $ 45.00. Caused by a faulty Tensioner - $135.00. I had it installed by a service shop - I'm not that handy.
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