1994 CHEVY CORSICA RACK AND PINION OR POWER STEERING PROBLE

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  • oldsledder
  • 1994 Chevrolet Corsica

Steering problem
1994 Chevy Corsica 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 233000 miles

I notice when making a lane change that the steering is a little hard to turn. It also makes a noise when turning the steering wheel in either direction. But it turns very easily when doing this. Are these symptoms of a power steering pump going bad or possibly a worn out rack and pinion?

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Mike

Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 1:04 PM

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  • Docfixit
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Sounds like pump what happens when parked and turn? Is fluid full? They make an additive that may do some good.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 4:11 PM
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I have tried the additive, didn't help. Fluid is full. When parked, it turns easily without any additional effort, however it does make a noise no matter which direction I turn.

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Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 5:52 PM
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Then it's a pump growl but if it turns good and you can still hear the radio I'd run with it. Save your pennies for pump replacement in future. I drove a Ford F150 90k with a growler before it died.

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Friday, February 6th, 2009 AT 3:32 PM

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