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1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: power steering problems

 

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southbeachdolphin, 3.1L V6, Miami Beach, FL, February 14, 2010, 13:27
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An additional question in reference to my power steering problem. Could a weakening alternator have an effect on the operating of the power steering unit.
Car starts fine, however volt sign comes on. Wheels wont turn easily to each side even though i toped off the fluid. Think that the Powersteering unit is not pressurizing possibly. Appreciate any info. thanks much

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    February 14, 2010, 15:41
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    Sounds like the power steering pump could be failing and slowing the engine down low enough to illuminate the volt light, need to have a shop look at this because no need to change parts that are still good

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    Brickell Motors (see my shops), December 20, 2010, 08:27
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    Yes, this sounds like the power steering is failing and I would also advise on going to a shop for this issue.

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