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Power steering suddenly turns very tight

2000 toyota camry the power steering suddenly turned very tight and difficullt to make smooth turns, although can drive the car. Showed to a mechanic , says fluid level is o.k. He just sprayed some WD 40 under the bonnet and told it should be fine .While driving back IT appeared fine. Same evening again the problem recurred.Iasked if the pump is o.k.He said it is o.k. I have never noticed any leaks anywhere. What could be the cause.Any help will be appreciated.Thanks

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  • ziyan_69 Feb 17, 2009

    I have the same problem with Camry 1999. I parked car w/o any problem, but next day, I felt hard steering. I checked fluid that levels at max. What could be the reason? I can not see the belt. Please help.



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Make sure the belt is tight but not too tight.

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