I believe my power steering pump is going south
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01-01-2012, 05:59 AM #41
update on power steering.
I used a turkey bastor and sucked out about 12OZ. of nasty brownish fuild replaced only 12OZ and the noise that I was hearing when wheel was turned all the way right or left has gone away.
I plan to cruise around and continue to replenish the fuild.
edit: my pump is'nt leaking so hopefully I can postpone the pump swap.
09-22-2012, 03:13 AM #42
well it's time to swap the PSP it is officalley a used up part.
?1.I'm assumming a flare wrench is required to remove the high preasure tube?
?2.is it true or false that if the old PS fuild down inside the rack recirclelates up into the the new PSP the 13 year old fuild will ruin my new PSP?
My plan was to swap the PSP on mine own then flush fuild later w/ a assistant.
?3.if I'm cruising down the road and the PSP siezes up I'm thinking the drive belt may snap.
if indead the belt snaps the alternater won't be charging the battery how far can I continue to cruise w/out a drive belt?
?4. cruising around w/out a drive belt will not overheat the engine since F-bodys have electric cooling fans is this true or false?
Thanks Guys for surportcam-LTs-FAST78-Susp.-Rims
09-28-2012, 12:31 PM #43
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If the shaft did freeze and the belt snapped then the alternator would cease to charge and you would not get far because the engine will continue to draw power from the battery until it was dead at which point the car would not run. also you cannot drive the car with the belt off as the fans will only cool whats in the radiator, the pump will not circulate any of the fluid in the engine into the radiator and therefore you will overheat very quickly.
10-02-2012, 09:28 AM #44
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Flare wrench Q - It is preferred but I was able to get it off with a regular wrench. You just need to be very careful otherwise you're going to need a new high pressure hose.
Q2 - It thins out the new fluid, now if the pump explodes and sends metal shavings into the fluid then I'll agree with that statement.
11-24-2012, 04:17 AM #45
well I finalley changed the PSP about 2 months ago
drove 5 blocks then parked a bunch of fuild leaked out on the ground, did'nt observe the level go down in the resovir.
after close under car observation I see fuild driping from the high presure hose (bottom section) so I swapped in a new one don't think I even needed a new PSP however w/ 121K miles I think it was a good idea (since I was hearing noise from the PSP) mite have saved the rack like you say if it did explode that would ruin rack. high preasure hose ect.
Thanks for feedback.
also I wanted to add removing the alt. doe'snt require a short subbie 13mm for the rear bolt I used my 1/4" gearwrench socket.
11-24-2012, 08:51 AM #46
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im afraid i will be going through this soon...my pump is whining and my alt has already gone out recently....
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