88 5ksq Hydraulics Question
gwbutler at net1plus.com
Sat Dec 7 08:37:30 EST 2002
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I noticed that my son had lost power steering, as well as power brakes, in =
his 88 5ksq this week (power steering fluid is at the "max" level, belt ten=
sion is fine). He mentioned that the car had been "that way" for weeks. I=
had replaced the original power-steering pump with one from a bone yard ov=
er a year ago and the unit has been running quietly and effectively until r=
ecently. I have three questions;
1=2E Due to the fact that the power brakes are also not working, can I accu=
rately conclude that the problem is due to loss of central hydraulic press=
2=2E Are 88 5ksq's prone to going through power steering pumps?
3=2E Besides having power brakes but no power steering, how could I tell if=
a power steering loss would be rack-related?
Any observations, BTDT's, or comments? TIA
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