Question about 2003 Nissan Pathfinder
While driving a roundabout to left and trying to turn right steering gets stuck.later by using some force it is released.
Sounds like your power steering fluid is low. Steering suddenly becomes very hard, then frees up. Did you perhaps hear a whining noise at the time?. Under the hood, find the power steering pump and / or top up bottle, and check the level. Usually a small dip stick is built into the screw top and marked. Use only correct fluid type.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi what is happening is that your turn off your car and left the wheels turned to one side and specially if your car is parke in a hill what you have to do is to force the steering wheel to the same direction of your wheels this will free up the ignition switch it is going to be hard let me tell you but it will work and this is why your shift don't work once you have the ignition switch free then your shift will work again
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
Very likely the steering thrust stored in the tires attempting to turn back is forcing excessive tension against the steering lock.
Try (very hard) to turn the steering wheel either direction while turning the key gently.
If that solves it you can avoid this by letting go of the steering after stopping to park, turn off the ignition slowly (engine off, pause, then key out). This will ensure that the steering wheel comes to rest prior to locking the column.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
HI. You power steering fluid level may be low at this point, a quick inspection of the fluid level, will be in order, if possible. Once you have verified that the fluid level is sufficient, move on to the actual power steering belt and unit. Make sure the belt is tight, and rotating the pulley. If the fluid level is low, be sure to fill to specifications.
Now, If the pulley and belt are rotating without a wobble, and the fluid level is sufficient, this will lead to a failed pump. The pump should be replaced in this case. Make sure you exhaust all inspections points mentioned before replacing the pump.
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the answer I was looking for. Low on fluid, now hoping it's not a leak."
SOURCE: There is a noise coming
I had this same problem and the dealer could not reproduce the noise when I would take it in to get looked at. (during the day when the temperature was warm) So I decided to leave it over night and they test drove it in the morning when the temperature was cold and they heard the noise. It ended up bing the steering rack.
Posted on Dec 01, 2010
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