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98 z71 power steering issue

Old 07-13-2011, 10:28 PM
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I have 98 Z71. A couple weeks ago I was turning around and the power steering just quit. I check the fluid and it had plenty. Never whined like most do when they are going out. Makes me think its not the pump itself. I hate to buy a pump and change it if thats not the issue. Ever since bought the truck, I noticed in sharp corners the truck would sometimes over steer (felt like it just went loose). Any ideas?
Old 07-14-2011, 07:17 AM
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Remove the belt and see if you can pull the pulley on the pump forward (like your trying to pull it out of the pump). I bet you sheared the shaft off that the pulley rides on. I did the same thing to my last 97 Z-71. They do not like to be turned all the way to the lock position. Especially the aftermarket cheap pumps.
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