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2005 Nissan Murano steering wheel freeze

The steering wheel suddenly became very difficult to turn while driving at 40mph. Many indicator lights lit up on the dashboard also. Managed to park on on the road side. Left it there a few hours, came back, and drove like nothing had happened. Why did it freeze the first time and how do I make sure it never happens again? It's a big safety concern.

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Something is wrong with the fan belt if mechanical pump is used ,if its a electric motor type on the steering column then it could have a fault with this unit ,if you have been to a back street garage and had the tracking adjusted and only one track end rod was adjusted this will throw the centralised position out and this will make the inbuilt computer throw a wobbly but as iam not a dealer fitter i am unfamilar with the system layout of this vehicle

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    fullname Jan 01, 2014

    I'm not sure I understand all that from Colin. By the way, the site miscategorized my post as for a Nissan Xterra - what a dumb site.

  • fullname
    fullname Jan 01, 2014

    And, I am unable to update my post?!

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Jan 02, 2014

    Dont worry about this site has been changed a few times and even i get confused but then at my age computers are magic as i remember B/W TV with one channel ,well enough said about that now this problem of yours iam not sure about as iam not a dealer fitter only working on one make of vehicle so too advise further i would need you to look to see if the power steering os of one of the following types and thats a hydraulic pump driven by the engine -- a electric /hydraulic unit mounted under the bonnet somewhere/or a a electric motor under the steering column behind the ignition lock if the later then its a dealer only job owing to the complexity of the software involved to reset the straight ahead position .long story dont go their with the last one

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