1984 Chevy Van V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 184000 miles
I'm having a problem with this van where when I have it sitting at idle (such as at a stop, parking, etc. Anywhere the engine is at about 1000 RPMs) the steering is very hard (i.E. Feels like there is no power steering at all). I have changed the power steering pump (the old one was worn out and squealing) bleed the system and changed the serpentine belts and set the idle.
All this and now it is still hard to steer at idle if I rev the engine up to about 2000 RPMs the steering is just fine. I don't think this is normal but I'm not sure, I suspect it could be the power steering gear but I would like your advice be for replacing that.
This problem makes parking this van difficult so if I can I would like to fix this soon.
Thanks so much for any help,
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 AT 2:01 PM