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The powered steering in my mini is not working correctly, the steering is very heavy and it would appear the power steering doesnt exist of my mini cooper s 2004 model.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Do you have electric PS?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The heating just blows cold, this happened around the time my power steering cut out but then came back?

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Check the power steering fluid if it is full then you would have to replace your power steering pump if not you might have a leak and if so get that fixed before you destroy your power steering pump.

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