<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>In a message dated 3/4/01 12:39:44 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<BR><BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=CITE style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">The 200q20v, especially in parking lots, is an unwieldy beast, especially
<BR>when stopped; sometimes, the steering just goes completely on the blink,
<BR>pump groaning away, like I've hit the end lock. I'm hoping I can have a
<BR>bunch of the banjo bolts replaced, possibly overhaul the pump w/new
<BR>orings, and flush the system out. Going to wider, grippier tires is out
<BR>of the question until then.
<BR>Hmm. Not sure these things will help, unless you have internal leaks within
<BR>your PS pump -- and even then I don't think your rack would moan and groan.
<BR>Why would I know? After my unfortunate Schnowbank incident at Steamboat I
<BR>was left with a cracked hardline fitting on the rack. Drove it all the way
<BR>back to Michigan and managed to drive three weeks with a non power assisted
<BR>200q20v shod with Blizzaks. Parking lot maneuvers and braking in general
<BR>required a VERY fair amount of effort (but what a workout). No groans from
<BR>my system (of which I had cut the belt off in CO so as to save the pump).
<BR>Just from me :-(
<BR>'91 200q20v with a few mods...a new rack and...diagnosing a hydraulic leak