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Steering system Steering problem. especially when driving on high speed,I felt that the steering wheel is hard to control,it responds slowly. it makes me almost out of the road, it does not turn that much as i want. I have to make steering wheel turning more than normal to reach normal turning angle.when i swiched engine off,the steering wheel can be turned 10 degree either side without any resistance. This problem comes out after my mechanical repairer replaced my power steering pump due to it is damaged by water pump leaks (caused by overheat).any suggestions?thanks

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  • johnyulei May 22, 2009

    A "water pipe" connects the engine and cooling fan, which is cracked underneath of that pipe,it leaks a lot of water, however i had no experience what wrong it is, those cracks are hard to see. result is, engine overheat, the STEAMING WATER damaged my water pump and power steering system which is nearby.Power steering fluid was losing and losing, but i kept driving for another 20-30kms when the power steering fails.it led power steering pump to be damaged then. a small careless can be big issues.

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It very possible that the new power steering pump is defective. I would take it back for a possible warranty issue.

I'm confused about the part where the water pump damaged the power steering pump. The power steering pump doesn't require any cooling from the water pump. The power steering pump only needs the belt to run it properly.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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    Devon Sacco May 22, 2009

    Well, get that power steering pump check out for defects. It should be under warranty.

    I'm starting to think the power steering is defective, or the pump was hook up the wrong way. Most pumps have a pressure line and a return line. If it was hooked up the wrong way, the pump would be working against you instead of helping you steer the car. When you turn the car off, the pump is not running and the steering resistance goes away. The source of the problem must be the pump.

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