Having problems with your 1985 Buick LeSabre ?

How could you tell if the power stearing pump is going out . It leaks p/s flu , could it also be that the hose is damaged?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-04-2021

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If the power steering pump is on the way out, usually the steering will become jerky when turning. It may also develop a whine noise in the engine compartment. The fluid will appear foamy as it aerates and mixes with the fluid. Good news power steering pumps rarely fail, unless run out of fluid. It is more likely the pump front pulley seal is leaking (you should see a tract of fluid along the padding in the hood liner). The other possibility is a hose, usually the high pressure hose leaking at a compression fitting (where the rubber meets the steel ends). Check the fluid level and condition. Check the hood liner for traces of leaks, check underneath for drips, or extremely wet areas along the 2 hoses.
Power steering units/pumps make noise, get tight and just stop working when they go bad. If you have a leak, 90% of time it's a hose. There's 2, one pressure and one return. If it continues to leak it will do damage to the pump.
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