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Old 06-15-2019, 11:52 AM
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Default 2004 SS Power Steering

I have a 2004 SS Hearing the power steering groan. Do i remove the sensor to check the fluid level or is this a shop issue?


 
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:39 PM
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Power steering pump is located on engine close to the firewall. Remove the car and check the fluid level. Good luck
 
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Old 06-15-2019, 03:27 PM
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Hey Jeff
Thanks for the welcome. Yes I looked for the location in my manual. It shows the reservoir passenger side in front of the alternator. with a cap as one would expect. To my dismay it is not there. There are no other reservoirs on the fire wall. Transaxle dip stick is all. There appears to be a space large enough for a reservoir where noted in the manual. The only device in that space is what appears to be a solenoid. I am baffled at this point.
 
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:59 PM
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The pump is underneath the alternator and is rather hard to see and get to but is accessible. If you can't find it bring it to a oil change shop they can help you.
 
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:25 PM
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Hey Jeff

Thanks for your reply and I am sorry I didn't get back with you sooner. I found it earlier by a picture i found. I guess they put it in a different place on the 3800. as opposed to the 3.4. Any how I removed the radiator overflow and it was fairly simple. 14 years and never any issues. Great car. only needed a small amount of fluid to get to the lower level line. I will be keeping an eye and ear open. Once again I appreciate your help.
Have you any experience with the remote amp. That manual volume control doesn't respond and I don't seem to be getting the power output from the amp.Both 12 volt sources are present at the amp.I dont have an electrical wiring diagram. I wanted to check the sensor for auto resistance or miliamp signal. I tried to get in touch with Panasonic to no avail

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Barry
 

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Old 06-15-2019, 10:41 PM
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Sorry I can't help you with the amp , but a few members here probably can point you in the right direction. I would suggest starting a new post to get beat chance at a quick response.
 

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