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Old 05-18-2004, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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today I was driving took a turn a little to hard. and my steering wheel locked up. I can BARLEY move it. I look under my car and there is shit leaking. any suggestions to whats wrong??? I cant even turn my wheels....
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when you say you can barely move it, do you just mean power steering is gone, or is it worse than that? i'm guessing that it was power steering fluid leaking, which means you mightve busted your steering rack. have you hit a curb or bottomed out at a moderate or high speed recently? if the steering completely locked up on you, it may have been caused by binding in the steering coupler/link that connects the rack and pinion, which couldve been defected if the steering rack took a sharp impact.
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yeah I took the turn at a high speed and acceleration. I think your right its a power steering leak and I busted the steering rack. not sure tho.
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Check and see if the power steering pump is leaking fluid, that's probably your problem.

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Check the V-belt too.
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