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  1. Alternatives to OEM power steering lines?

    OEM Issues
    I know the PS leak issue has been discussed here quite a bit. My wifes' 2007 9-7x trailvoy has been leaking power steering fluid for some time and I had a local mechanic quote me more than I want to spend to replace the pressure line, the return line, and what he called a "tube" or "pipe" that...
  2. Power steering

    My 2006 Trailblazer makes a whining noise. I decided to check the power steering fluid and it's still on full from last August. Isn't the vehicle supposed to use it??? :duh:
  3. Bad to turn wheel with engine off?

    Hello All, I recently ran across a post saying in big, bold letters not to turn the front wheels (steering-wise) unless the engine was on. I've never heard of that before, working on my Civic (which has electric power steering though). Googling around, I couldn't find anything to verify...
  4. I need help replacing the power steering lines (05 T.B. LT Ext)

    OEM Issues
    Hello, I have a 2005 TrailBlazer LT Extended wheel base edition vehicle and I need help replacing the power steering lines. I have removed the power steering pump (because it was bad) and I haven't put it back in yet. I have the new lines. Three of them. One that's high pressure and...
  5. 2006 Trailblazer EXT PS leak

    I have searched through these forums, and was unable to locate one that addressed this specific issue. I did find a few posts that suggested looking up a post from "the roadie" for a diagram, but the diagram seems to have been replaced with a sponsor link. Anyhoo...on to my issue... One...
  6. [SOLVED] (NOT SOLVED)-2007 Trailblazer PS leak - HELP!

    The "How-To" and DIY Section
    I am a new member here and I am kind of clueless when it comes to cars. I have a problem with power steering fluid leaking from appears to be called the tie rods or the lines. I am not sure which. I can take a picture and post it here if need be. I just know where the source of the leak is...
  7. [SOLVED] Not solved!! Power steering cooler (envoy 04)

    The 02-09 "How-To" and DIY Section
    Power steering pump and pully have been replaced.. Still leaking, I'm going to put in a new pressurized line and return. I can't seem to get to the cooler to start the process.. It is leaking from the high pressure line where it meets the tubing in the section before the cooler. I need come...
  8. [SOLVED] NOT SOLVED Where to find PS reservoir??

    The 02-09 "How-To" and DIY Section
    2005 TB LS 4.2 liter.. Any ideas where I could find just a reservoir? I'm in parts business and none of our warehouses have just a reservoir, and I have emailed the local salvage yards, and they haven't gotten back to me yet. I'm thinking what I'm going to have to do is get a cheap pump w/...
  9. No Power Steering, Fluid OK

    OEM Issues
    Well... here's the scoop. I have never had any steering issues but the other day I had some fun doing a few do-nuts in an icy parking lot with my 6 yr old.:woot: I guess I wasn't thinking and turned it all the way against the stops a couple of times while revving it up pretty good. I drove...
  10. No Power steering turning right problem

    OEM Issues
    My '03 LTZ w/ 88K lost it's power assist on right hand turns. It started with momentary loss like after backing out of a parking spot. Now the power assist is basically non-existant for RH turning, although it works perfectly fine turning left. Added some Lucas magic leak stop fluid and it...
  11. HELP! Broke bolt holding tensioner pulley!

    This is my first time posting on the site, so bare with me. I have a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer LS, and earlier today I was working on tightening my serpentine belt when I accidentally broke the bolt that holds on the tensioner pulley. There is not enough room to get a drill down into the space...
  12. power steering pump pulley whine

    OEM Issues
    I have an engine whine that follows the engine's rpms, whine gets louder as rpm's rise. I have narrowed it down to the power steering pump after replacing the tensioner pulley and using a log screwdriver against the pump as the fiance reved it up for me to track down the whine. The pump has...
  13. Power Steering Leak from boot cover

    Greetings, I've been battling a power steering leak for about a month now. Leak was always making a puddle under the driver side tire. Finally had time to degrease and wash out the area to inspect wear this leak is coming from. It is coming from a boot cover that is connected very close to...
  14. Power steering oil cooler - replacement options

    Found out recently that my power steering cooler apparently went bad before I got the truck. Rather than replace the cooler, the previous owner just had the cooler bypassed. Chopped off the hoses (not sure why he didn't just disconnect them) and then connected them together, effectively making...
  15. Power steering reservoir

    anybody know if i have to remove the power steering pump to get to the reservoir on an 2002 trailblazer? looking to save a few steps and all i want is the reservoir. Thanks in advance.
  16. Fluid Maintenance besides Oil changes?

    Last night I was changing oil in the TB. I switched to Amsoil full synthetic last year from Mobil 1 synthetic and I'm doing the 1 year/25k oil change schedule. It's been 1 year and only 8,473 miles. While under the hood I was checking the other fluids. I checked the PS fluid and it was...