Power Steering Pulley Shaft '96 GT
In trying to locate a loud screech in my steering, I noticed that an excessive amount of play on my power steering pulley. It is a 3G-SE engine. I would say that the total play is close to 1/2", and from what I can tell (from the very limited visibility/accessibility), the shaft and pulley are moving together.
Is this repairable with a new bearing/ seals on the shaft, or is this going to have to be a whole new pump?
I would really appreciate your help as the noise is almost unbearable! Also, if you think that the source of this noise is not originating from here: please do give me your thoughts. The noise happens when I get about 3/4 of a turn of the steering wheel when still/idling, and then almost at lock when actually driving. The screech is accompanied by a kickback in the steering wheel, and I am then able to turn the wheel an inch or so more, before it happens again (and on and on...). Not something I have come across before, hence the long post.
Last edited by Michael Oliphant; 05-29-2020 at 06:19 PM.
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