Got the new power steering motor installed. Took me about 45 minutes to do it. I did get a little bit of help from a coworker who is our master mechanic. I made him just "stand by" and give me any direction he thought I needed. I had copied the pics of the awesome install on the other power steering thread here in the forum, I believe Stryker posted those, not 110% sure tho. BUT, it is in. No real problems for me except when I went to put the knee panel back on under the steering column, I was having issues getting the 7mm bolts to go back in. Matt had to reach in and hold it up tight then they finally "caught" and went back in no problemo.
One thing Matt noticed, and maybe it is something to ponder or not, but you know how there is the cable tie that holds the wire where it connects with the blue connector? How it holds the wire on the front side, towards the drivers knees and then it has a really bad kink in the end of it, well, when I put this in, Matt had me put it in and bring the wire around behind it, so no kink at the connector. Whether that kink was an issue with my motor cutting off and on, who knows. Just something I wanted to throw out there for you technomeister folks.
Thanks to all you HHR dudes and dudettes out there who posted info on your problems and how you diagnosed them, and then the solutions. Saved me a bunload of green! Now I am thinking I want to start to tackle my "clunk" problem. You know, that other problem that every HHR owner seems to get at some time or another. :P