View Full Version : Lost power steering.

12-13-2016, 04:02 PM
My daughter wrecked my Cougar.
At night, she swerved hard to the right hitting the neighbors car left rear wheel.
The tire of my car hit the other car, bending the lower control arm.
I had to take lower control arm apart to get wheel off.
BirdofPrey97 took care of me with front end parts.
I fixed the car, started it up, and I now have no power steering!
I have checked the high pressure hose for damage, and it looks good!
Need some pros to weigh in on this.
Can this type of impact damage the rack and pinion or the power steer pump?
I hope it is the pump, much easier to change than the rack!

12-20-2016, 12:26 AM
that rly blows the meat whistle

i dont see how an impact would cause power assist failure other than if the rack broke but itd be spewing power steering fluid

Whats most feasible is that one of the lines is kinked and not allowing fluid flow. Pull the cap off the reservior and see if the fluid is pumping

12-20-2016, 01:07 AM
I have checked the high pressure hose for damage, and it looks good!
I have a 89 XR7 power steering works great on it, going to use the power steering pump off of it, and put it on the 90.
If the power steering works then, it's the pump, if not then its the rack!
Right now I'm covered with this 2005 Cadillac CTS brake lines. That car has the worst rusting brake lines I have ever seen!

sam jones
12-20-2016, 06:32 PM
Good afternoon

Put the car on jacks stands and look at rack and pinion "spool" valve assembly to the piston/ram lines especially at the bottom almost center line @ 7 o'clock position. If the line(s) are crushed power steering function is minimal at best.

Good Luck.

12-20-2016, 10:34 PM
I will do that!
Let you know what I find!