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Suzuki Vitara 2006 Poer Steering Sudden Loss

Sudden Loss of power steering whilst driving. No symptoms, noises, etc. before hand. Power steering fluid level is normal. One thing to note: I had just replaced the battery in the key approx 5 minutes before incident. :-(

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Some power steering system is computer control. if you disconnect battery the control module have to be program.the control module uses vechicle speed sensor and steering wheel rotation sensor.to operate an actuator in the power steering pump to control pump pressure and steering assistance.

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