Engine starts just fine. i put it in reverse to get out but it made this clicking sound in the gear box. but when i try to steer there is no power. i cannot steer at all. its an automatic. i checked all the fuses they look all fine.
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Re: no power steering when engine is on.
Is there a large puddle under your vehicle? Your car's power steering is powered by power steering fluid and the belt turning this pump. So either you ran out of fluid due to a slow leak, the belt is not turning the pump, or you have a large leak and you lost all of your fluid at one time. It would be a good start by checking the power steering fluid, and the belt.
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Could it be coming from the dash??? That car might be old enough to have a speedo cable. Another thought, I know some Caddys that had an automatic park brake release. You had to put it in gear for the Park brake to release. Hope that helps.
look on the ****** there is a little arm switch that you can click all the way down to put the vehicle
in park. you may need a new shifter cable and/or the clips to hold it
in place. also look in the steering column to ensure the cable is still
in place Car category to stay in line with the rules here. The Escape and
tribute are the same car. Since you do not plan to fix this yourself
then I will tell you how to work around this so you can get it to the
dealer.This can be dangerous so be careful and use a helper. Set
the parking brake firm and remove the steering column shroud components
per below instructions. Once you get the shiter cable disconnected from
the steering column. Then you can manually shift the transaxle. You
pull and push the cable to work through the gears. You will feel it
click in every gear. Park will show the most resistance since it is
spring loaded. Once you get it in park. Start the car and make sure the
steering will turn and not lock up. If it steers fine and starts then
have a helper also hold the brakes while running and pull the shifter
cable one click to reverse and one click to neutral and then one more to
drive. You can now drive it to the dealer for repair. The concern is
going to lie in the shifter handle below the steering wheel requiring
tools and isassmbly knowledge to repair. But the dealer can fix this for
you.If you want the safiest method then that would be a tow
truck, but you did not ask of this thus me including an alternate
could be your transmission mount is broken, when you put your engine in reverse.. with out giving it gas does the power steering work? More than likely when you are giving it gas you are apply torque to the engine and it is moving so much that you are twisting the drive axles and putting pressure on your front suspension. open the Hood and set you remergency brake and have someone put the car in reverse,,, if the engine moves significantly then that is your problem.. you will need to replace all three mounts for the engine and transmission.
Believe it or not there are some problems you should take to the dealer. It never was the gear box, its a defective steering column bushing. That problem had a factory notice and the dealer would have diagnosed it immediately an fixed it free parts +$40.install. Tahoes get that problem.
Sounds like the pressure plate! Try this, rev the engine for a sec then when it starts to slows down try to put it in reverse - if the gears grind, its the pressure plate which will come with the clutch kit for about 125-175.00.
*rack and pinion is steering not trans! Separate issue??