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99Black GT
02-01-2008, 03:01 PM
ok so i just did a lim fix on my friends car, we went out to make sure every thing was ok...but while we were out we decided to play in the snow that st. louis has right now...anyway we were turning left, in the gas sliding...when the "move" was done...no power steering! we came back to the garage, the car is in the air and you can go stop to stop without hearing any power steering noise (the maxed out sound you hear at left or right steering stop/max out point)...im thinking pump. any suggestions before i go spend more money.?

alerored04
02-01-2008, 03:03 PM
take the cap off the power steering resevoir when you turn lock to lock. Sometimes you can see the pump take the fluid if it is working. But yes it sounds like a blown pump to me.

99Black GT
02-01-2008, 03:04 PM
fluid is very discolored, and very little to no fluid movement

99Black GT
02-01-2008, 03:07 PM
anyone else...im about to go buy i pump i just dont want to waste my money, btw i will have a detailed write up on how to do the LIM gasket repair with lots of pics and a full write up on how to do a thermostat with lots of pics.

99Black GT
02-01-2008, 03:10 PM
ok pump it is

Bryan
02-01-2008, 03:12 PM
btw i will have a detailed write up on how to do the LIM gasket repair with lots of pics and a full write up on how to do a thermostat with lots of pics.

We have a pretty nice one already on here..no need to waste your time. :)

ryanbgb22
02-01-2008, 04:00 PM
For me it was the rack...

lvemy3100
02-01-2008, 04:06 PM
for me it was the pump had ALOT of air in it....

try to rev the car to 1500 (no higher) in neutral while cranking the wheel and see if the steering comes back temporarily... if it does its probably just gonna take a bit of work to get all the air out...