power steering on 2005 Saturn Ion

my power steering light is on dealer says I need a new power steering columm

Asked by for the 2005 Saturn Ion
Not a unusual problem....get a second opinion if you have doubts.
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so the dealer and not the tech. says so. it could very well be just the power steering pump either needs a flush or the pump needs to be changed. get a couple more hands on opinions.
This power steer system is all electric. It has a motor and eletronic modle that control this system. Likely the dealer is correct.
So how much will it cost from a dealer and to do it yourself
There is more specfic info needed to look up cost. You should check with a GM dealer first with your VIN # to see if your car is involved for a recall on the steering.