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This is a discussion on No Power Steering within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hey guys, last night i did a doughnut, and now i have no power steering? any suggestions on what could ...

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    hey guys, last night i did a doughnut, and now i have no power steering? any suggestions on what could have happen. there is plenty of fluid in the reservoir, and i can turn the wheels, just no power steering. i was thinking it was the pump, but just wanted check what u guys first.

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    Remove the belt and pull on the pulley, if it pulls out the shaft is broken and you need a new pump.
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    ok ill try that

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    found out that the shaft broke off in the pump. bout to put the new pump on, but cant figure out how to get the pulley on with the shaft still in on it.

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    There is a pump pulley puller to get the pulley off the shaft and an installer to put it on the new one.
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    well i need a new pulley now, broke the old one. any suggestions? i know about Turn One.
    but is there any other place i can find one at?

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    Come with the details, tell us what you tried so others don't try it.

    A couple of big screw drivers? A pry bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmFanatic View Post
    well i need a new pulley now, broke the old one. any suggestions? i know about Turn One.
    but is there any other place i can find one at?
    Ebay, GM

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowTied View Post
    Come with the details, tell us what you tried so others don't try it.

    A couple of big screw drivers? A pry bar?

    The shaft broke off completely from the power steering pump and was rusted in the pulley WHICH IS PLASTIC with a metal insert so basically any force used to get the broken off shaft is gonna snap it.

    TurnOne you NEVER have to take off the pulley unless your replacing the pump again. You can remove it without taking it off the car. Which makes it a fuckton easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowTied View Post
    Come with the details, tell us what you tried so others don't try it.

    A couple of big screw drivers? A pry bar?
    dont use a pry bar. it will snap it also. use the part mentioned above by cutlass. i didnt have one of those around, so i used a hammer, and a 10mm socket, put the shaft in a vice and gave it a few taps, and SNAP!!!! the friggen pulley broke....got another one on the way to the stealership. goin pick it up now.

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    Im glad im not the only, i did a few donuts the past saturday and i belive im have the EXACT issue. This is the first time i did donuts in my t/a..
    My steering gets really hard when im turning at slow speeds..i gas it and my steering gets soft/normal again and i noticed some what of a burned smell and aswell i noticed under the hood i had some what of a mist of p/s fluid on parts of my engine.

    My p/s fluid is good and my pump seems fine atleat i think, no bubbles. Also a loud purring noise when the steering gets hard.

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    lol listen to nightrider, we all pounded him on doing donuts and now its your turn. our cars DO NOT like donuts.

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