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Old 04-05-2009, 04:07 PM  
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This is from a 98 service manual, so yours may be different... IF your components are the same, this sounds like a problem with the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), Generic electronic module (GEM) or auxiliary actuator on the power steering rack (or the wiring between each).


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1: Vehicle speed signal from VSS
2: Generic electronic module
3: Acutuator command signal
4: Power steering auxiliary actuator
5: Steering gear
6: Power steering left turn pressure hose
7: Power steering pump
8: Power steering return hose
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