my power steering pump stopped working and its not a fluid issue i noticed when i was changing my water pump the pully on the power steering felt like mabey a pin or something came loose there was no friction can i just repair a pin on the shaft or something?

Asked by Dec 15, 2012 at 10:42 AM about the 1995 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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36,255

Shaft is most likely snapped. Pull the belt off and see if the shaft will slide out of the pump. Pump will most likely have to be replaced regardless of what happened.

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104,815

A common cause of the pump failure is doing reverse doughnuts in the snow. Turn the wheel hard, step on the gas and snap the shaft.

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36,255

It's funny that you know that, I don't understand why they don't put a stopper to prevent the pressure from backing up.

104,815

I read abut two or three power steering pump failures on the GAOC forum every year. If you're doing doughnuts in the snow, keep it off of full lock. I prefer handbrake turns. ;~)

36,255

ABS makes a foreward 360 very difficult. No abs you can lock up the fronts while sideways and safely hit reverse to bring it back around. Way more fun than reverse doughnuts. 4x4 doughnuts are fun too

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