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dc182gt
10-23-2007, 09:36 AM
i got a 99 grand am gt and im having problems with my power steering. its leaking like crazy on my driveway and this morning i went to turn the wheel and it wouldnt budge. wanted to know if it is the power steering pump or not. also, the power steering fluid turns out to be yellow after i refill it. What is wrong with it?

awfulwaffle
10-23-2007, 01:02 PM
I doubt its the pump, its probably not budging because you've lost way too much fluid. Don't just refill it and drive either, because at this point you'll have air in the system.

i'd check where its leaking from first, but you'll need a buddy to do that.

get under the car, see which part of the system has fluid on it, then wipe it all off.
have your buddy get into the car, start it and at idle turn the wheel left and right. you should see the fluid squirting out of the rupture, then just replace that part. check the pump, line fittings, the lines, and the rack and pinion assemblies.

and don't forget to bleed the system when you're done.

hope that helps