Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
fishingstar

02 grand prix power steering pump 3.8 L

Recommended Posts

my sons car is leaking power steering fluid. I could not see any leaks from hoses. It only leaks when turned all the way to the left. When you do this it leaks a lot of oil. It is in the back of the motor so it is very hard to see any thing.

Does any body have any experience with changing the pumps?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would double check that the pump is actually leaking before you replace it. It may be the high pressure hose that goes to the rack and pinion. If you can get it up in the air and look for the leak from underneath would be best. (with out the car running)

Also it may be a help to get a 2" inspection mirror from a craftsman store, use it to look for the leak, if the pump is leaking it would be from the input shaft seal, behind the pulley.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have one of these. The pressure hose is known for crapping out. I did mine on one of -27 nights this January. It was hard. But doable. Getting the fitting back on the rack is the hardest part. Getting it started took me two hours. I don't know if being warmer would have helped. It is really tight in there. Good luck if you choose to do it yourself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had a sun flower heater blowing so I would reach out from under the car and warm my hands up when I needed.

I logged up here for 17 winters and I was the mechanic on the crew. I fixed whatever needed to be fixed in whatever conditions I faced if I wanted to make money.

With that Pontiac I figured it to be a $250-$300 dollar job. The line was $24. I'm still bullheaded enough not to want to pay a $75 hour shop rate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Put it up on a lift after work. looks like it's the hose is leaking. He has ran the pump low on oil so he will need to replace that also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He has ran the pump low on oil so he will need to replace that also.

I'm surprised at how many P/S pumps come into the shop with nothing in them, replace the leaky line, fill er up and good to go. But then again I work at a Ford garage and this is a G.M. product.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd bet good money that the pump is fine. Don't let a shop soak you for a needless repair.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A coworker is helping me out with it. He buys and repairs grand Prix's and Impala's. He has a good used pump that he is giving me. The pump that is in there is making a lot of noise with oil in it so I think its best to replace it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Good job!  I have never found any Blacks so they look a little different.  Can you take a picture of what they look like cut in half? They look a little scary like False Morel's 
    • I picked for about 2 hours this morning. I'm not exactly haw many I got but its enough for a couple meals. I'm going to chop some of these up and mix with some cream cheese, feta cheese and garlic chives and then stuff some chicken breasts and cook them on the grill. The little bit of rain that we got last week helped the shrooms pop but it really didn't do much else for the woods besides help the mosquito's hatch. There were so many they licked the bug spray off first then swarmed. I found the mushrooms all over, North, South, East and West facing hills. Normally spot 1 has the best results but this trip it was my second spot. All of them had pretty good size too. Only a few that were in direct sunlight were dried up otherwise they are very firm. Spot 1 is the left container. Don't worry, I use a mesh bag while I'm out in the woods!
    • Yup.... 6 & 4 for Lead.... 4 & 2 for steel
    • I ended up framing my house, putting on the T&G , and then spray foaming back against the interior, which may be why I am not seeing any movement... I also used pine vs cedar
    • I agree with the guy who agreed with the other guy.
    • Just wait till they come up with the remote submarine drone with 3d high resolution camera that can see through algae and milfoil and transmit to your eyewear in 3d.   I struggle with properly tying a berkley knot......
    • I agree with rundrave. #4 early and #2 shot later in year
    • Yes, 5/16 T&G I installed last fall. I did the same, but I see this summer it's starting to buckle  
    • Adding a 4th wouldn't do much IMO. The map screen is already too small to be useful when screen is split in 3. I added a Helix 7 G2N to use as a map screen. Networked with other 2 units
    • I could always go and spend more money on an additional unit but some of it is like Floyd said. I have a hard enough time watching one screen. I have the app on my phone. I think that lowrance has the ability to split the screen into 4. I just can't believe I'm the only person who would like to see this but maybe I am. It may not be as big a deal once I get more familiar with the unit. Right now I like to look at all the screens to help discern what it is im seeing on the screen.  I appreciate the input!