: Total loss of power steering.



coleman
05-16-05, 09:42 PM
I've just replaced my power steering pump on my 1993 Fleetwood Brougham (which was extremely noisy) and my power steering hoses (which were in need of replacement as well).

Before I did all this, I was driving down the freeway and lost all power assist (It worked fine, then all gone all at once). I have to hang on the steering wheel to get it to turn, and on the interstate it's still a big handful to keep the car moving. I've since replaced the parts, suspecting the noisy pump and leaky hose were from the fluid totally emptying out of the system.

I reinstalled all of the parts, primed the system, exact same symptoms!

I'm wondering is the EVO has anything to do with this (I know it's broken but I thought default was open not closed). I've never heard of a power steering box clogging with junk, but that's the only other thing I can think of.

I need this car running ASAP; please lend advice if you have ideas.

Also: the car just had a total front end rebuild. PST super front end kit and Monroe Severe Service shocks.