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Old 07-27-2007, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default How to tell if it's a bad Power Steering Pump or Rack?

Just wondering if anyone has an idea of how to test this.

The car at low idle is almost like driving a car without a power steering but while moving is fine.
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It could just be time to replace the serpentine belt.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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If memory serves me correctly, I once had the dealer offer to do a pressure test on the PS system in response to a noise it seemed to be making. Don't remember the asking price, but given the location of the hoses, I doubt it was cheap.
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Default Re: How to tell if it's a bad Power Steering Pump or Rack?

i have another power steering rack and power steering pump for sale. Came from a 1998 SL2
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Default Re: How to tell if it's a bad Power Steering Pump or Rack?

I already replaced the belt... So I know it's not that. Also the idler pulley is fine and strong.

How much for the steering pump and rack andy? Thanks btw...
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