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?
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero
Question: Lost Power steering
Superbob November 15, 2010, 14:52Master
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.
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Answer #2delane 72 garage and body shop November 15, 2010, 20:48Master
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