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2004 Monte Carlo Power Steering Issue

Old 08-21-2018, 09:08 AM
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Default 2004 Monte Carlo Power Steering Issue

I have a 2004 Monte Carlo. Both inner tie rods were replaced and shortly after my son notice the steering would just quit in mid turn or slow speed turning. Will happen more under a left turn than right. I since then have flushed the system with BG products. This did not help. The power steering pump makes no noises and no signs of leaks. Any ideas from you Monte Carlo mechanical enthusiast??
Old 08-24-2018, 11:11 PM
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Kinks in the line? Air in the system? Low fluid level? Blockage in a line? Those are my first guesses.

If you start the car, and in PARK, rotate the wheel from end to end 1-2 times, shut the car off and check the fluid, does it look foamy/frothy? If so, that suggests air in the system.

If everything checks out, then it might be a pump or steering rack.
Old 08-25-2018, 08:05 AM
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Yeah no signs of a kinked line or any low fluid. It acts like a failing rack and pinion. I ordered one and will have it installed this week. I'll keep ya posted. Thanks

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