Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 22:53:47 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Remove Power Steering Belt, '85 900?

Opqursurfer wrote: > I sincerely thank those who took the time to reply. My mechanic took a look, > then cut the belt. Your mechanic is an idiot. > There is no fluid in the system. I > am fairly strong, If the car is rolling slightly, steering is not difficult, > though parallel parking requires a bit of effort. The seals in the rack will harden, and friction will increase. It will continue to be usable, but will get heavier. The PS pump and rack on a c900 are extremely simple - the rack is a 40 year old GM design, and the pump is a very simple vane pump. Apart from leaks, and worn balljoints, nothing else ever fails on them. I suspect yours could have been fixed for very little money/effort. > I am reminded (please no > offense meant), of the saying "free advice is worth every cent," or something > like that. That is offensive - nonetheless, I assure you that you won't be receiving any free advice from me next time. -- Grunff

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