I just bought an Oldsmobile Alero for my son and soon after the power steering went out. My mechanic keeps changing the power steering pump and it works for two days then the fluid starts leaking again. He has repaired it three times already. What is the problem?
Lost Power steering on 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
by Topi in El Paso, TX on November 15, 2010
ANSWER by Superbob on November 15, 2010
Unless your kid is turning the steering wheel to the lock and hanging in it, driving the power steering fluid pressure and temperature up over the limits of the system (which will ruin a pump quick), your mechanic is using faulty rebuilt pumps. If he's just replacing the seal, that won't work, either. I'm assuming it's leaking at the pump seal and that's what he's addressing. Here's a directory link for you: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=79912&car_brand_names=Oldsmobile
ANSWER by delane 72 garage and body shop on November 15, 2010
are you putting rebuilt pumps on car mechanic could be press the pulley on pump you got to use a spec tool to push pully on with out mess up pump