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Your power steering has a lot to do with the way your car handles. A sudden change in steering could be any/all of the following: low fluid, a broken belt (there is a belt that connects the engine's main drive pulley to the power steering, alternator, air conditioning, etc. pulleys) or the power steering pump went bad. Before you take your car to the shop, check the fluid and the belts to make sure they are OK. Note that loose belts are the same as broken belts. The belt MUST have the correct tension in it for it to work properly. In virtually all modern cars, belt tension is set with a spring loaded pulley that should always maintain the correct tension. You should check out the belt tensioner too. If all these check out properly, then the power steering pump is the next most likely culprit. Finally, the power steering rack - the thing that couples the hydraulic pressure from the power-steering pump into the steering mechanism - may need replacement or rebuilding.
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Most times, if it is hard to steer, there is a need for power steering fluid. If that is not the case the power steering pump itself might be going out. It would be best t…o take it and have it looked at before it gives anymore trouble.
Mk1 Mr2's do not have power steering. PS isn't really necessary in Mr2's because there is no weight in the front end (try turning the wheels of any front engine non-ps v…ehicle and you'll realize that your Mr2's a hundred times easier). Also, manual steering allows for slightly better road feel, it would be a pain in the ass to route PS from the rear to the front, and with only 113hp PS would take too much power from the motor.
THE POWER STEERING PUMP IS LOW ON FLUID OR HAS GONE BAD ALLTOGETHER.. This happened to my 2002 intrigue,and it was caused by failure of the rack and pinion steering, parts we…re obtained from NAPA PARTS,and replaced by dealer.
If it was easy and now it is hard, you may have thrown a power steering belt. You may need power steering fluid. You may have an obstruction on your front wheels. You ma…y have a flat front tire.
it all depends wether u have power steering or not
I have a95 chevy pick up when its 10 or colder really hard to turn when cold ...new pump,hoes....when warm and moving ok ..when idling hard til I hit the gas ...that's why… I thought it was the pump
Power steering pump may be going bad
In most cases cars today have power steering. When this is not working properly, the car is hard to turn. The two most common reasons is a loose, slipping, or broken belt, or,… the system is low on fluid.
Check the fluid level in the reservoir of the pump. It sounds like a power steering problem, I hope it's just low on fluid.
2003 ford expodition steering wheel is hard to turn.
Low power steering fluid, improper drivebelt function, defective power steering pump or steering gear.
many reasons...if a vehicle with power steering most likely a leak has resulted in low power steering fluid, or a loose or missing drive belt to the power steering unit.
It would have to be completely seized and have yanked the steering wheel all the way to that side. Otherwise no.
Your power steering pump is likely defective.
less power assist or more effort required. low rpm, weak ps pump, steering rack defective, dry pavement, low tire pressure. check the air in the tires first...
Bad steering pump, low or no power steering fluid, binding insteering components such as the u-joints in the steering column,tie rods, or Pitman arm.