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Old 05-18-2004, 02:36 PM   #1
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When I'm in a parking lot and I suddenly see a spot right next to me, I hit the brakes and crank the wheel. Well, when I do this, my power steering goes out. Anyone else notice something similar? Just wondering exactly why it would do this.
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If this is the ONLY time this happens to you, my guess is that your overpowering the system. In other words, at that split second in time, when you jammed on the brakes and turned the wheel, the engine is turning to slow to assist your POWER turn. I assume if you're leisurely turning into a parking spot, the p/* works fine.
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I assume your fluid is topped off? Dumb question, but it could be a contributor.
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I assume your fluid is topped off? Dumb question, but it could be a contributor.
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Your fluid may be really old, or the pump/rack worn out. What color is the fluid and what does it smell like?
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