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Is anyone having their power steering pumps die on them? I've had mine replaced and the second one died while I was on a road trip.
 

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First I have heard of Steering Pump failures...
 

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Yea, that's what I'm finding...no one has had issues with it...but me.
 

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Must be driving like your avatar... :geek: Some how I see a steering pump failing when filled with mud :cyclops:
 

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That's what I was wondering but they said the pump is actually burning the fluid.

Which wouldn't have anything to do with mud. :)
 

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Whatever it is good luck getting it fixed!
 

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And just a flyer off the top of my lumpy head....

If the fluid is burning up then there must be excess heat in the pump. I figure it must be friction from the belt. (or a bearing but not on multiple pumps) Maybe the belt is the wrong size and is pulling too hard on the pulley creating friction.
 

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Nissan is going to replace the power steering pump, power steering rack, and tie rods.

They think the rack is the problem and need to replace parts that connect to the rack as well.
 

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Hey Cornick
How did your steering feel prior to your finding out it was the pump. I went mild wheeeling last weekend and had to do a tight turnaround on a trail which meant a lot of lock to lock turning. Once I got turned around the steering was very stiff. Meaning, I'd turn with more force and the the truck wouldn't react immediately. Now that I'm outta the hills it just feels different. It takes more force to turn the wheel.
Let me know
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