I have a SLT FWD 2009 how do I know what type of power steering I have? can i check by looking at the vin number?GAR said:Constant - Gives the same amount of power assist regardless of speed.
Variable - Gives more power assist at slower speeds. This allows for the best of both worlds. At slow speeds, like in parking lots, the steering will be effortless and very easy. But when on the open road, the assist lowers so you can get a better feel of the road.
I had Variable in my 1997 Grand Prix and absolutely loved it. I was thrilled to get it again in the Acadia.
Check your Service Parts Info Label in your glove box. See if you have RPO code 'NV7' listed there. I have variable-effort steering on my '09 Outlook XR and that's the RPO code for it. No NV7 means you probably standard pwr steering.SLT09_ACADIA said:I have a SLT FWD 2009 how do I know what type of power steering I have? can i check by looking at the vin number?
mine does not seem to be true at low speeds-it seems like more effort needed at low speeds but nothing that is alarming. Also the low moaning noise coming from the pump is this normal or a bad pump? dealer told me they where afraid to change it as it might be the same with a new pump? not sure what kind of logic that is. I just wanted a answer if this is normal or not and if its safe espically with a child in the car. I called gm c/s and they told me this noise is normal