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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: power steering intermittant failure

 

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Beberly, Turlock, CA, February 01, 2014, 11:50
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fine at higher speeds, gets harder and harder to steer the slower you go

no leaks
no noise
fresh fluids

how much to fix?

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    G. T. Service Center (4056 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG February 01, 2014, 11:55
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    Wow; How many post are you going to do, Don't like the answer as given, well sorry don't buy the car.

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    executivecom February 01, 2014, 12:41
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    First make sure belt tension is correct and you have the correct type belt ie a "v" or flat belt. If your car has tensioner pullys, they are questionable after 50K MILES BUT can fail anytime if defective. However they USUALLY become noisy if bad. If you truly have NO noise, it isn't a bearing failure on the PS pump but the pump could still be bad due to internal problems. Check for collapsed or failing PS lines. I think you likely have a failing PS pump if your PS lines are OK. good luck.

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    pushrod February 01, 2014, 13:58
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    I would not buy this pos!!! Unless it is a steal. Check kelly blue book and subtract $1500.00 from the rating on the car, which is probably less than avgerage!! That is if the car is in good shape otherwise, we cant tell, only someone that knows cars can, that person needs to look it over, not asking a bunch of questions online!!

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    asksteevies, February 01, 2014, 18:25
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    There pieces of sh--s..the pumps not pumping enough...

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