99 sunfire power steering problem

99 sunfire power steering problem

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beth12984

Since: Dec 05

AOL

#1 Dec 18, 2005
Just last night my car slid off the road and into a snow drift. It started up and ran fine but the power steering is out. It still had fluid and none of the lines are snapped but it will not work. Any ideas as to what could be the problem? I would hate the have to drop $1000 just to fix what seems like a small problem. Help!
Nik

Hamilton, Canada

#2 Oct 9, 2006
Could be the power steering pump, it shouldnt cost you more then $300 canadian.
Bob

Encino, CA

#3 Jul 27, 2008
one of ur lines in the power steering might be kinked or somthing. I did the same thing with my 1994 bonneville and i ended up finding a kinked line that kept the pump from worken.
Cody

Canada

#4 Dec 28, 2008
I have the same problem roughly.

My question is would i not still hear the pump trying to work. I can turn the wheel but it is extremely difficult. And i don't hear the engine dropping RPM or anything when I'm attempting to turn it. Kind like the pump doesn't know it should be pumping.
jason

Corner Brook, Canada

#5 Mar 22, 2009
the steering on my 99 sunfire is like standard steering , but im not losing any fluid is it possible for it to air locked?
sha jenn

Buies Creek, NC

#6 May 9, 2009
I have just brought a pontiac sunfire 96 model and I have found that there a quite a few recalls on this particular model so you may be able to go to a dealership and get the recalls done for much less than $1000... good luck that's how i intend to get my stuff done.
beth12984 wrote:
Just last night my car slid off the road and into a snow drift. It started up and ran fine but the power steering is out. It still had fluid and none of the lines are snapped but it will not work. Any ideas as to what could be the problem? I would hate the have to drop $1000 just to fix what seems like a small problem. Help!

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