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2004 mazda rx8 power steering

Power steering went out. light stays on. replaced fuse. still not working. hard to steer

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    i have the same probblem did u find what it is

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The Mazda RX8 has electric power steering there is no fluid. You may have a problem with you electronic power steering control moduel, or the power steering pump

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Check fluid level in engine bay, if its full it could be your pump thats gone, first check these then if every thing looks fine take it to the garage

Posted on Aug 23, 2009

  • Ryan Holland Apr 03, 2011

    there is no fluid in this vehicle. it is a fully electronic steering rack controlled by a control module. no pump either, its all inside the steering rack. so your only problems could be the rack itself, the control module, the wiring harness, or the fuse. thats pretty much the whole system.

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    dangernana Jun 21, 2012

    I've replaced the whole steering wheel gear box and i got sick after 2 days the steering light came on again

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Where is the power steering located?

Posted on May 03, 2010

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    Brian Street Oct 10, 2010

    My Rx8 did the same thing. It's an easy fix. Change the battery cable end on the Positive Post. You may have to cut the white wire and wire it in with the main battery cable. I did this to my Rx8 and have had no problem's since.

  • naci beel Jul 18, 2011

    I have same problem but we canT find a any problem on system but still not work steering. Cinstars1986 how can I find a solution for this ****. which white cable? where is it?

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