Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Joliet/Plainfield, IL
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Power steering is acting up in a new way.
Well, two years after I replaced the pump bearing and the power steering is acting up like the belt is slipping.
Sometimes it works fine, sometimes the steering gets jerky and hard.
The fluid level was fine, but I changed out the old stuff anyway, the belt is fine and not loose.
I also pulled the pump apart to inspect it and it still looks as good as new.
When it acts up at a stop, it will squeal, but like I said, the belt is not loose.
It's almost as if the rack is bottoming out against the bump stop (it's not) or the valve that lets excess pressure is dumping pressure randomly.
I took the valve apart with the pump and it looks fine, no scratches.
Anyone experience the rack or valve go bad?
If so, what was that like and could my rack have a seal leaking inside?
2002 RED Elantra GT stock so far but someday to be MegaSquirted and set up to run either Gasoline or E85, so yeah, it will be a flex-fuel vehicle!
1962 Buick 215 Aluminum V8 that will have MegaSquirt EFI (computer built, awaiting intake manifold) and 12:1+ pistons to run either E85, or pure Ethanol!
Gasoline is on the way out soon and hydrogen will not be allowed until the oil industry gets taken down!
Last edited by RED02GT; 10-16-2013 at 08:52 PM.