How do you change a pressure hose on a power steering pump for a 1997 Pontiac Sunfire?
At the back of the power steering pump, you will find two hoses. One is a simple rubber hose with a clamp on the end near the pump, the other is a rubber line with a steel fitting that screws into the back of the pump. Follow these lines down to the steering rack and you will see where they connect. For the high pressure (steel) line, simply unscrew the fittings on the ends of the line. For the low pressure(rubber) line, remove the hose clamps at each end of the line. Both hoses just pull off once undone. You will need a drainpan under the car to save your driveway! Once the lines have be replaced, add more fluid to the power steering pump and with the engine running, turn the steering wheel from lock to lock repeatedly while checking the fluid level. When the level no longer drops, you are done.
I think you'll find the flashers in the "convenience center" above the driver's side kick panel. If it's not there, it might be inside the steering wheel housing. FriPilot Thanks for the info Fripilot but I do know that it is in the steering column and was basically looking for instructions on how to replace it. EFB
yes and no. with the amount of room, i rotated the motor, removed the battery, and partially removed the windshied wiper fluid resoviour. You must disconnect both hoses or the power steering pump will not come out. While you have the power steering pump out, you should replace the high pressure hose.
as far as i know you cant check the transmission fluid on a 2000 Pontiac sunfire. It uses dexcool automatic transmission fluid and very rarley needs to be changed, i have a manual shift and it never has to be changed. Actually the only way that you can change it is by having it flushed the same way you flush a radiator, it has to be sucked out by a machine.