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Old 03-15-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Power steering pump

So the past few days I've noticed my power steering pump really whining. And it's something that just drives me crazy hearing at low RPMs until my exhaust drowns it out. How much is involved with changing it? Is it something that I could do in my driveway in an afternoon?
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Are you low on fluid? Have you checked it? I had the same problem on my 99 v6 and it's was just low lol
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If not low, drain fluid, an add fresh, or you can put Lucas in it. I have heard that can work. Never done it myself, but have heard of ppl doing it.
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Check for leaks. Add fluid if you are low. If its low fix the leak. If its not a leak in the lines and the pump is shot which you'll be able to tell bc steering would be harder etc. then it's not hard to change go to advance or any auto store ask for the power steering pulley tool remover. You must us a socket or wrench to loosen to remove the the pulley. After the pulley is off I'd paint it just saying perfect opportunity. Then there's like three bolts the the pump remove those, then get a pan and lower the pump and drain, remove the lines. Then get the new pump, I painted my black obviously. Bolt it up, reconnect the lines reinstall pulley, add fluid. Did I miss anything?

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Yeah use that. I use to use prestone. Avoid royal purple
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I checked the fluid yesterday. Wasn't low but it was dirty. She steers normal. It's jst the whining sound. Think I should flush it? (And how do you go about doing that?) Or just get a whole new pump?
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I'd take the bottom hose off not the side the bottom lower the clamp and pull to empty
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I'd take the bottom hose off not the side the bottom lower the clamp and pull to empty
Thanks! I'm gonna take a look at it tomorrow and see what happens
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Check for leaks. Add fluid if you are low. If its low fix the leak. If its not a leak in the lines and the pump is shot which you'll be able to tell bc steering would be harder etc. then it's not hard to change go to advance or any auto store ask for the power steering pulley tool remover. You must us a socket or wrench to loosen to remove the the pulley. After the pulley is off I'd paint it just saying perfect opportunity. Then there's like three bolts the the pump remove those, then get a pan and lower the pump and drain, remove the lines. Then get the new pump, I painted my black obviously. Bolt it up, reconnect the lines reinstall pulley, add fluid. Did I miss anything?

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Yeah use that. I use to use prestone. Avoid royal purple
Why avoid royal purple? Ant that rate good stuff??
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I use to say. But royal purple just seems too thin. Thins fast and I went back to mobile 1.

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I use to say it was good
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