power steering problems on 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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

by in Miami Beach, FL on February 14, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by , 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 , 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.