Why is your steering so stiff on your escort in cold days and light when warm?
Normally in most cars, when it is cold outside, your power steering fluid is thick, thus, needs more presure to push it through the pump and lines. Same with any oil, in your engine. Once this fluid has warmed up, and you've made a few turns it should work properly. If this continues to happen, check your power steering fluid level, or have it looked at by a trusted mechanic. If you lose power steering, all together, it's not fun.
you have a diesel warming light on the dashboard display near the speedo,in the cold turn ignition on,let the warming light go out then count to ten,i have to do this twice to get mine to start on cold mornings,when engine is hot then just wait for the diesel warming light on the dash board to go out and that will do it,takes roughly 3 seconds to go out.
Why does your power steering work perfect when you start your car and its cold the second it warms up you have no power steering anymore?
What is a quote from Lauren Holly in the TV movie Caught in the Act when she is pointing a gun at her husband threatens to shoot him and not call the police until he is cold stiff and something else?
Apparently this is often caused by low power steering fluid. Top that up and you should be good. Even though I just bought one of these this seems to match my experience (as I noticed my power steering needs help right now and my hicas light keeps coming on) Mine cam on when it was very cold out. After the car warmed up and the key was turned off/on. The HICAS light went out.
It is either A worn belt,sometimes A belt can LOOK good and still be bad enough to squeel. Or, The compressor is starting to get stiff, You can check this prety easilly, When the engine is cold (AND NOT RUNNING) use your hand get the front of the pump in your hand the very nose of it will turn by hand without the belt moveing, see how stiff it is, It should be fairly easy…