my mom drives a 1999 grand am se, and it has recently been having a LOT of problems. my brother-in-law has been trying to fix it, but comes up with no results. the power steering pump has made a lot of noises lately, and he thought it was just going bad, so a new one was ordered and put in. a few days later, noises returned. he checked her car to see where it was made, and tried to order a new pump from a different place. still, a few days later the problems returned. so today he took her car and did the same thing over again. we drove it to dinner that was 40 miles away.... and it lost all the power steering fluid on the way there, and near impossible to turn after that... made really loud, grinding type noises when the car would turn. my brother-in-law thinks it could be the rack & pinion (sp?) or something that has to do with the turning device. anyways, it's just getting worse and i didn't know if any of you had an idea as to what could be wrong, or if anybody else has had issues like this. I would really appreciate any response. Thanks.