Steering and Suspension

What can cause heavy steering?

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2012-03-09 16:05:00

Low Power Steering fluid or defective power steering pump.

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cause your power steering pump has died... try hit it with a hammer :)


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the most likely cause of that would be the power steering pump failing.


heavy lifting for example heavy weights


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* No power steering fluid in reservoir * The power steering pump is not operating


Bad coupling from the steering wheel to the rack & pinion or steering gear. Faulty steering gear


Yes, something wrong in the rack and pinion can cause a loss of power steering fluid. The failure of seals in any part of the steering system can cause leaks. Further diagnosis is recommended to isolate the problem.


Your car will still steer but it will feel very heavy.



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