Power Steering pump worn out?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mountainexplorer, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I got my Crew Cab stuck last friday and ever since then, my steering has been hard. I tightened the PS belt as tight as it would go, but at idle or low RPM, it acts like the belt is slipping (even though it's not- no squeeling or anything). At higher RPM's, it steers easier. The pump is full of fluid, and not leaking, so could the pump have just wore out?
     
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    if it is the original one i would say yes, i got my sub stuck in the mud and it fried my pump.
     
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    That probably explains why my brake pedal feels real hard now too. It's a 1-ton with the Hydro-Boost setup, and ever since the steering got hard, so did the brake pedal.
     

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