will a power steering pump seize if it goes out on this model car? Thanks on 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

will a power steering pump seize if it goes out on this model car? Thanks

by in Las Cruces, NM on April 16, 2011
2 answers
ANSWER by on April 16, 2011
on this model, i have never seen one seize. keep fluid in the pump till you can get it repaired so you do not damage the rack. thanks for using repairpal Roy
ANSWER by on May 09, 2011
YESSSSS!! My power steering pump started to go and the bearing was making noise and then wham is seized and broke completely.. to check you can take the serpentine belt off and try and turn it....YES IT CAN SEIZE!! god almighty!!! ANYTHING on a pulley and has a bearing (or not) CAN and WILL seize before it brakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!