WHILE WAITING IN TRAFFIC THE CAR STALLED (NORMAL) BUT WHEN RESTARTED POWER STEERING DID NOT WORK.

  • Tiny
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  • 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
  • 22,500 miles

Checked fluid level (ok). 2.4L Z24

Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 7:41 PM

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  • hmac300
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Make sure belt is ok and tight. If it has fluid you'll have to have the pump checked for pressure

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 8:22 PM
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2.4L engine. Does not have belt.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 8:25 PM
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Funy our manual says it does, it; s on the back side of engine passenger side. It should have a belt otherwise you are going to overheat.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 8:31 PM
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This is a 2.4L z24 and the pump operates off drivers side of engine with hex shaft into overhead cam. There is no belt. Serpentine belt on Pass side is fine and operates alt/ac/tensioner. I have ordered new pump so will go from here. New pump has no pulley. I have never seen this before but what can I say. See enclosed pic.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 9:06 PM
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You never said it was a z24 you shold really have the pressure checked before ordering a new pump, it may not be the problem.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 9:08 PM
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It will cost me 85.00 for a mechanic to bring it in and pressure test it. I found a reman. For half that so financially its a better move to replace. I got nothing to lose and my sons car has 225,000 miles so that pump must be tired.

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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 AT 12:29 AM

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