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Power Steering Problem

 
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desmondkhoo



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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:11 am    Post subject: Power Steering Problem Reply with quote

hello,

just ran into some steering problem today. hope someone here can advice.

the power steering is as stiff as a rock now, checked fluid level is correct (last changed about 2 months back). mechanic said steering rack problem, what do u think?

anyone faced this problem before?

thanks in advance.
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idanity



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be steering pump problem

is the fluid black or red ?
can you turn the wheel at all (while moving) or is it locked up ?


if its the rack, most likely the rubber seals leaked and theres no fluid at all, if its the pump, its either the belt, or its seized...the rack is unlikely at fault here (seals..yes, maybe the seals, but not the gears inside the rack, or the rack itself..unless you drove over a steel spike thats embedded through it)...
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