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Old 09-08-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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FYI! Powersteering pump does not like you to do donuts!!

Ok so I was going to a college football game and I stopped at a gas station on the way. Some 60 year old man liked my car and wanted to look at it. He told me I should go in middle of parking lot and give him a show...I was like na I want to take it easy today and didnt want to do it. So then he told me I dont have any hair on my @$$ if I dont do it. So i figured I would do some donuts to shut him up. After I did the power steering pump quit working. First warranty fix my car has got.....lol just figured I would share
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Yea. Power steering pumps will over heat and lock up if you do donuts, it's been that way for years. IMO that old man knew what would happen and wanted to see if you would be dumb enough to do it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #3
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I'm sorry but....LMAO...so I guess you have hair on ur @$$?
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:06 PM   #4
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Yea. Power steering pumps will over heat and lock up if you do donuts, it's been that way for years. IMO that old man knew what would happen and wanted to see if you would be dumb enough to do it.

Well thanks for the info didn't know that. It wasn't like I did a bunch only 2 so didn't think it would lock up that fast.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:07 PM   #5
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I'm sorry but....LMAO...so I guess you have hair on ur @$$?
Yes I actually do! Sometimes they have dingle berries on them. Why dont you come down and pick them off for me.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #6
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you gotta turn both ways to balance it out

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Well thanks for the info didn't know that. It wasn't like I did a bunch only 2 so didn't think it would lock up that fast.
Now if you had done two to the left and two to the right they would have balanced each other out & you would have been ok. Really though sorry to hear.Must be putting her on the stops full lock is creating too much pressure at the pump?Inadequate design or borderline at best!There was another post a while back same thing happened.Oh well lucky warranty is covering.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:44 AM   #7
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The issue supposedly is the pressure generated when the steering wheel is fully locked in one direction or the other. Ask any mechanic and they'll tell you it will damage the power steering.

What I would suggest doing is trying to avoid locking the wheel in either direction. I'm sure you can still get some nice donuts with the wheel not locked. I haven't tried this though because I want to save my tires
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:00 AM   #8
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Actually the ones I've replaced have snapped the shaft due to the extreme pressure that the pump is producing while the steering is forced against the stops and the high RPM's, if it locks up it won't just quit working it will also loose the belt.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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sorry to bring up a dead horse, but this just happened to me..FTML...dealer time :(
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #10
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wow dude, really really old thread
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #11
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sorry to bring up a dead horse, but this just happened to me..FTML...dealer time :(
Me as well. I had no idea it'd burn up so fast. Dealership time this Monday.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:26 AM   #12
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This also happended to me and I scheduled a appointment to get my pump changed but I drove it the next day and even took it on the highway getting up to about 125 -130 and around the city & my problem slowly stopped it was intermittent for about a day and a half but after 2 full days I was back to normal to beast again
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:12 AM   #13
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This also happended to me and I scheduled a appointment to get my pump changed but I drove it the next day and even took it on the highway getting up to about 125 -130 and around the city & my problem slowly stopped it was intermittent for about a day and a half but after 2 full days I was back to normal to beast again
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #14
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haha just happen to me also.. after my first oil change and checkup... now back again.. warranty time !!!! 5,000 miles
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