how to detect a bad power steering pump? [Archive] - Forum


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01-20-2005, 02:12 PM
my car is making a winding sound when i turn the steering wheel.i seem to be losing power steering fluids i dont kno if its the lines or pump.i bought some lucas sealant not sure if it will work

01-20-2005, 08:24 PM
good bet your pump is going, mine is leaking at the seal or somewhere, but if its whining and if it gets harder to turn your wheel, get ready to replace it. Go to, they have some decent price stuff. First I would just replace the lines 2 I think, could be wrong, and go from there (cheaper up front) I think the power steering pump is pretty common on these to fail along with other things.

01-21-2005, 01:40 PM
yeh im thinkin its the pump but im unsure