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1996 Buick Park Avenue Question: no power steering when hot

 

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96buick, Saint Louis, MO, June 16, 2011, 16:13
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why does my steering work when its cold but after i drive a while it dont work at idle, only when i give it a little gas

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    June 16, 2011, 16:24
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    The power steering pump may be failing on your 1996 Buick Park Avenue. When the power steering fluid is cold it is thicker and the pump is able to supply the necessary pressure. When the fluid warms it thins out, the pump must spin faster (as you rev the engine) to build the necessary pressure. A good repair shop should be able to confirm this by attaching a pressure gauge to the power steering system. Please use the following link to find a repair shop near you - https://repairpal.com/directory?address=63135&car_brand_names=Buick

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    96buick, June 27, 2011, 14:07
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    Jim; You were right on the money! A new pump and its like new again. Thanks soooo much.

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    Jim Taddei, June 27, 2011, 15:14
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    Glad to be of help!

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