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Post 944S Power Steering

Hi guys,

I recently purchased a 944S without the power steering working. What should I go chasing? I have a vague idea of somebody saying that they sometimes are disconnected because of fires. What should I do?

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Colm
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Old 02-20-2004, 04:27 AM
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First check if theres a belt on the power steering. Its the skinny one. Second If theres no belt look for a power steering pump...its right next to the passenger side wheel. Third if that isnt there then check to see if the PS resoviour is there. If none of that is there then you dont have power steering and if you are missing 1 of 2 of those things then you need them.
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The only thing that is usually disconnected on the 944S power steering are the wires to the pressure switch on the pump they have no fuse and can cause a fire.
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Hi guys,

I finally checked the power steering this weekend. The belt is present going to the the pump and the tension is ok and the pump is been turned. I found some oil covering the underneath part of the engine which appeared to be coming from the power steering pump. There is also oil covering the pipes coming from the resevoir down to the pump. There also appears to be enough steering fluid present (barely). I need to check out the pressure switch..where do I find this and would this stop everything from working?

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Colm
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I'm not positive, but I believe our 944 pwer steering pumps use ATF instead of power steering fluid. Just FYI.
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Correct - our PS requires ATF, Dextron type. It's in the owner's manual.
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Just bought a 944S with the same problem, like colm.deasy there is a lot of oil under the engine and around the PS pump but very little in the reservoir. I was planning on getting the pump rebuilt because this is the only logical thing I tough of, did I overlooked something.

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Drain out the power steering canister, open up your line and flush the fluid. Turn the steering wheel left and right to pump the fluid out of the line after. After that check the line to make sure no clogs or tube debris in the line like i found in mines. Refill the PS canister and turn your steering wheel left and right again. That should get it working again. Make sure to check to see if the fluid is full.
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PS leaks can be tricky. deagrease the whole area, refill it with PS fluid, and then turn the wheel from side to side to see if you can find the leak. a new pump is gonna be somewaht pricey.
As for the pressue switch: i've never even heard of those on the pump!
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I yanked the belt off mine because the pressure line going to the rack was leaking. I didn't have heat in my garage at the time so that was the quickest fix. Maybe this weekend, I'll pull off the line and tighten up the hose clamps on it.
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Cleaned the connections on the PS pump put everything back together and some oil in the system. Everything seems to be running fine, the PS seems week but no leaks, no noise and it's at least a hundred times better than before so I guess the problem is solved.

Thanks guy's saved me a few dollars, just got to get the heater fixed, the radio in, the door handles to work better, back plate back on rear brakes, change the timing belt, do a tune-up, ... and the car should run perfectly.

Philippe.

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