Steering ( update

Mike Miller mikemilr at
Wed Oct 16 10:05:47 EDT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Miller" <mikemilr at>

<Big snip>
> I will report back what the ultimate fix is. Personally, I am leaning
> towards the pump.
> mike miller
> helmville mt.

Original problem was foaming the PS fluid til it overflowed the reservoir.
Also had a "different" feel to the steering a few days before it started
noticably foaming. The steering felt more stiff on initial input and took
more input it seemed. Hard to describe, but after putting over 100k on a
car, one gets to know when something is "different". Perhaps this is an
early symptom of the pump going out.

The fix was the PS pump. As the rack was original and had been slightly
leaking for a while, and was missing the boots, I replaced that also as long
as the car was down. Ready for winter.

 mike miller
helmville mt.

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