Those were/are a nice sport compact. There might be a recall for the power steering? Check into it.
That was one of the first budget sport compacts to come with 18" tires. Those tires were very expensive to replace at the time.
List the intake and muffler on craigslist in auto parts section. Put a cheap price on them to get views from Colbalt SS owners and say will trade for stock.
There is a recall, But only for the Assist Motor.......
I checked Power & Ground at the EPS Module.....No Ignition Power was present, Found the EPC fuse missing, Put a new fuse in.
I now have communication with the EPS Module!! But, Still no Assist!
Here's what I do know at this point (I haven't messed with EPS before but a quick study).
*No codes present after clearing the codes in the module.
*60amp (main power) fuse is good & I have battery power at the Module.
*Torque Sensors in the steering column are responding to input torque both directions.
*Steering Wheel position sensor seems correct & responses to input.
*The Module IS applying power & ground to the Assist Motor per the Tech 2 scanner.....Confirmed with a DVOM both directions (switches polarity like it should)
*Jacked up the car....No binding in the steering components that I can feel turning the wheels by hand
I'm pretty sure the Assist Motor is wore out or just bad. I called my local Chevy Dealer (Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet) & talked to a service adviser. He checked if the recall had been performed per the VIN, It HAS NOT.
As soon as I get it titled in my name....Off to the dealer it goes.
Kind of a catch 22 here.....I can't get it registered without a current safety/emission test & I can't get a safety inspection without power steering. I guess I will just title it...Tow it to the dealer....Have it inspected.....Then get it registered.
Thanks for the info!!