What are typical signs of power steering pump failure?


Old 09-14-02, 07:44 PM
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What are typical signs of power steering pump failure?

I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3800 with 107,000mies. I am beginning to notice a faint squealing noise during acceleration. It is especially noticeable when the steering wheel is turned. This is not a belt squeal - more like bearings that are beginning to wear, at this point it is not very loud and the steering appears to be working normally. I have replaced the water pump recently, the alternator and the air conditioner seem to be fine also - so I was curious if this could be a steering pump problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 09-14-02, 10:29 PM
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usual signs of pump failure may be making noise lack of power steering and sometimes leaking, you should start by checking fluid level sometimes when it is a little low it will make excessive noise, if it is low there has to be a leak somewhere.
Old 09-15-02, 06:17 AM
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I agree with BeJay.
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