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Cannot turn steering wheel

Yesterday we ran out of power steering fluid. I noticed when I got off work and the wheel would not turn. I filled the power steering fluid and it worked to get me home with no problem. Today when I try to drive it, the wheel barely turns at all, even though the fluid is full. It makes a very loud noise also when attempting to turn the wheel.

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  • matthollycar Dec 28, 2008

    I took to Monro yesterday just to see if he would give me a free estimate. The manager (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) found very fast the problem was some kind of hose that was **** and leaking. He patched it up and now it seems to work. He did not even charge me anything.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    power stering fluid is full but stering wheel is tuff to turn.



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Make sure that the belt is not glazed and slipping on the pulley - they should both appear to be turning at the same speed. There is a chance that you have burned up the power steering pump and the noise you hear is the bearings complaining about the lack of lubricant they incurred.

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