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Old 06-09-2018, 02:44 PM   #1
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2014 2LT needs a new rack

Quite disappointing to all of a sudden hear my power steering pump start whining like a Ford only to see a bunch of crap right at the input shaft on the rack. Has anyone else had this issue?

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Old 06-09-2018, 04:54 PM   #2
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Wow. How many miles are on your 14?
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Old 06-09-2018, 09:56 PM   #3
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:43 AM   #4
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Makes me wonder if we should be flushing the fluid out of the power steering rack as a regular preventive maintenance procedure.
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:28 PM   #5
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I can’t really say until I pull out mine and see why it really failed. Rather frustrating on a 4 year old car!
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:28 AM   #6
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Is that 112,000 miles in 4 years? That's an insanely short time to get that many miles. High use means high wear.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:38 PM   #7
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Yes and yes. However you would think GM would still use quality parts that would stand up to that kind of use. Everything here in Maine are highway miles
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:41 PM   #8
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It's not that insane, 25k/year is common among sales folks or others with long commutes. Now, if it was a taxi and doing lots of turning, I would say the rack and pump don't owe you much if at all However, can we assume it's mostly highway miles? If so, 4 years on a rack is pretty bad, though it's possible it's the pump that's spewing bits into the rack and what's caused the issue. Sadly, I think the pumps on these cars weren't great right from the start.
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