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Power steering issues 2001 oldsmobile silhoutte
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Power steering issues 2001 oldsmobile silhoutte

(2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette)
Powersteering issues engine steering gets hard to steer then stalls. First water pump wont homd coolant. Over heats put water ok for a few miles
How long have you had this problem? 2 weeks
Tags: oldsmobile, silhouette
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on August 29, 2019
Hello, it's hard to say if the power steering system is causing the stall, or the stalling engine is causing the steering to get tight. Either way, I'd focus on the accessory drive area -- the part that the belt drives -- all the pulleys. If a pulley is hanging up -- whether it be a steering pump pulley or another component -- it can cause the engine to want to stall, and cause steering assist issues also. I'd have a look at the pulleys all the way around, by observing operation with the engine running, and then shutting it off and removing the belt to move all the pulleys manually and see if one is hanging up.

Certainly, it could also be related to an engine performance problem, but I'd check those pulleys first.
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of Top Tires on August 30, 2019
come we can check your car for free. We are in 10530 Carmenita Rd. Whittier, 90605
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on August 29, 2019
Hello, it's hard to say if the power steering system is causing the stall, or the stalling engine is causing the steering to get tight. Either way, I'd focus on the accessory drive area -- the part that the belt drives -- all the pulleys. If a pulley is hanging up -- whether it be a steering pump pulley or another component -- it can cause the engine to want to stall, and cause steering assist issues also. I'd have a look at the pulleys all the way around, by observing operation with the engine running, and then shutting it off and removing the belt to move all the pulleys manually and see if one is hanging up.

Certainly, it could also be related to an engine performance problem, but I'd check those pulleys first.
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of Top Tires on August 30, 2019
come we can check your car for free. We are in 10530 Carmenita Rd. Whittier, 90605

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