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temperary loss of power steering??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4blazer, Nov 29, 2001.

  1. 4x4blazer

    4x4blazer 1/2 ton status

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    When I hit a puddle of water at pretty good speed, like water on the side of the road, I lose power steering for about 20 seconds or so. Gets as stiff as when blazer is not running.
    Belt looks good, and is tight.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. newyorkin

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    First thought is the power steering pump belt is loose, and it's slipping when it gets wet... Or the belt might be worn, might be time for a new belt...

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  3. Emmettology 101

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    Maybe the belt is getting wet and slipping, but making no noise...???

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  4. HarryH3

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    Sounds like the belt surface is glazed. A new belt should fix it right up. [​IMG]

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  5. Leadfoot

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    As stated previously, it sounds like the belt that drives the power steering. It would probably be a good idea to replace all belts and tension them properly. If that doesn't cure it, let us know (but that should).

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