Mechanics

HELP!! CHEVY POWER STEERING PROBLEM

1999 Chevrolet Blazer

1999 Chevy Blazer 6 cyl 130000 miles

At idle with the wheels straight.. my steering wheel vibrates slightly...as soon as i turn the steering wheel the vibration gets worse... i took the belt off the power steering pump pulley ..and started the car... i didn't feel or hear any vibration...even when i turned the steering wheel.

the fluid seems ok..
the belt and tension seem ok..
the power steering pump pulley doesnt seem to wobble at all...

i also hear what appears to be a knocking sound coming from the line that exits the power steering pump... that line is connected to the steering gear..the vibration/noise is felt more when i grab the line exiting the pump and less where it enters the steering gear.

the link below is an actual video i posted on youtube..you can clearly hear the knocking sound as i turn the wheel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdvzwmjQLq8&feature=player_embedded
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Jtch75
March 24, 2010.



I have a 1999 Chevy Blazer with 124,000 miles and have the same problem. This power steering issue started suddenly and is exactly as you describe. I am looking for a solution.

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Dwmagnuson
Apr 7, 2012.


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