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Old 08-08-2006, 12:26 PM
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when i first learnt to drive it was with a 61 rambler american withoout power steering. i have always remembered that the steering took two hands to turn the corner. it's a feel in the steering wheel that i'll never forget......my 1996 blazer lt 4x4x4 has a feel very simular to that 61 rambler. i have driven large chevy pickups for many years now and with the power steering it's a one hander. What i'd like to know is this much harder feel in the steering common to a 96 blazer because of the shorter wheel base possibly?

as for the power steering fluid it's level is okay.
 
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Old 08-08-2006, 12:38 PM
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I can turn the wheel with one finger on my 95. sounds like you might have a bad power steering pump...
 
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hmm i don t know...i think that my blazer has some pretty easy steering to be honest......it might be that im just used to it but i palm my steering wheel for every kind of turn with almost no effort at all.
 
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:46 PM
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hi, thanks for your input...is there away to diagnose or a check to verify that the steering pump is faulty?
 
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only way I'd know to do it is to maybe take it in and have it done or you can get some sort of guage and do a real-time pressure test....
 
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yea but an easier way is to find a dealer and test drive another 96 blazer like your own....see if it handles differently
 
 
 
 
 
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