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Power steering quits working after going through puddle of water

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SOURCE: Steering on a 94 Roadmaster wagon jams suddenly

make sure the return hose for the power steering is good and the drive belt is good if the car has over 40,000 Miles on it i would change the belt as well Happy Holidays as always wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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SOURCE: After going through a water puddle, my steering

Take a look at splash shield coverage at belt and steering pump area, you may have a piece broke off. A new belt, with proper tension should help as well.

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

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SOURCE: power steering went out while driving and battery

If the water got high enough to cover the front of the engine or was shot up high enough by hitting the puddle it will cause the belt or belts to slip on the pulleys so you can loose power steering or the alt will show low amperage output and will turn on the battery light.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

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SOURCE: power steering on 2006 town

last time i checked there is a tsb on steering system . call your local dodge dealer with vin # and they will tell you if it has a tsb for your van or a recall

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

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first thing is to check power steering belt tension and condition, then oil level in bottle on left guard.
these are the main things then check the wire on the bottom of the power steering pump and make sure its not dammaged or the sensor it plugs into grey connector on rear lower section of power steering pump. If this wire or sensor is at fault the steering will go heavy like a truck. If it is dammaged the only way to replace the sensor is new power steering pump or 2nd hand pump.

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