Power steering problem

Asked by Apr 07, 2018 at 01:32 PM about the 2002 Buick LeSabre

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car power steering broke this winter when my
dad pulled it with his truck out if our icy drive way.
After that the power steering was completely gone
for 3 weeks it suddenly started to work again and
was working fine until know. The power steering
has stooped working again suddenly overnight and
the only thing my car needs a new cat receiver I
really need help I can't figure out what exactly is

3 Answers


Did you get water in the rack or pump and it worked when it got warm? The PS works off a pump that is run off the serpentine belt. Open the hood and Inspect the serpentine belt to see it is not broken and spins all the pulleys without any noise. Is the power steering pump pulley turning? Is there fluid in the pump? Any leaks from the hoses to the rack and pinion? Any leaks at the rack?

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I just checked the fluid level it was completely empty I filled it to max I do t see any leaks right know but I will continue to inspect and I think you where correct about water getting Into rack or pump and correct it worked when it became warm

Tom, I have all brand new parts in it,is there anything else it could be???

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