on an 87 cavalier power steering fluid real dirty and steering has a tendency to not work wil fushing and changing fluid solve the problem

Asked by Apr 04, 2012 at 02:13 PM about the 1987 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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115

Not likely. You will have to replace the power steering rack and pinion assembly then remove the fluid and relace with new.

65

I would certainly change the power steering fluid first before I replaced the rack and pinion system. The R&P system would cost you somewhere between $500. and $1,000. A couple of bottles of p/s fluid will be about $10. If that doesn't cure the problem, then you can start spending the heavy bucks. One should NEVER have dirty fluid in the power steering system.

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115

It may be cheaper, but you will find that you will have to do it all anyway. I do it right the first time, myself.

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