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AutoMD ... 10/1/2012
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4Cyl2.4L - Steering & Suspension
Do I need a new power steering pump?
Original pump was leaking, I had a spare one with resivor I swapped it with. The spare one wouldn't even work, so I put original one back on, and now that one doesn't work, I did see a very small ball bearing looking thing come out of spare pump after install, do I need a new pump or do I possibly have a clog?
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  • ado
    ado 10/1/2012
    Fill the power steering up and remove the power steering pressure line. Start the engine and see if the pump squirts out fluid while the engine is running. If not, the pump is bad. If so, then it will be something else in the power steering system. Just be careful as it will be messy when doing this.
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    AutoMD Member 10/1/2012
    I'm guessing the pressure line is the threaded one? Not rubber hose one.
  • ado
    ado 10/1/2012
    I think you just answered your own question. :)
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    AutoMD Member 10/4/2012
    Ok I did what u said, nothing out of bottom line(threaded line) and dribbling out of rubber line
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