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
power steering problems on 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
by southbeachdolphin in Miami Beach, FL on February 14, 2010
ANSWER by Valleyautotech on February 14, 2010
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
ANSWER by Brickell Motors on December 20, 2010
Yes, this sounds like the power steering is failing and I would also advise on going to a shop for this issue.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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power steering pump reservoir is full, car is turned on, however wheels turn with great difficulty. Could this be a rack and pinion problem or something else? greatly appreciate input.. cheers
I replaced my power steering pump and it is noisy.
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