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I own a 2005buick lacrosse I was driving in snow and I was doing donuts (don't ask) now my steering wheel is extremely hard to turn, what could it be and is it easily fixable"

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Putting all the variables together( splashed up snow, high rpms, quick actions of the steering wheel requiring constant pump pressure and the sudden loss of power assist) I would suspect that the power steering belt is loose or missing or needs replacing

Posted on Nov 22, 2014

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SOURCE: Squeaking when turning the steering wheel

hi check your power steering belts not slipping when its as when the your driving your kia and it is hardly moving and you turn the steering it put more strain on the belt as it warms up it may not be as noticeable the noise is coming from the front of the car and not the steering wheel itself i presume if its coming from the steering wheel that totally differnt just let me know yates210456

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SOURCE: Hard to turn the steering wheel?

on the astro vans they used a hydroboost power brake booster which is driven off the power sterring pump. If you are having brake and steering problems you should check to make sure your belt is still on if it is you probably need a new powersteering pump. You may also check your power sterring pump pulley.if this helps please rate

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SOURCE: ECT snow feature Toyota Highlander 2005

Turn vehicle on, with foot on brake put vehicle in NEUTRAL. Still holding brakes move 4x4 switch to 4 wheel drive, it should engage. The ECT snow is just s feather that make the transmission take off in 2nd gear so its not a fast take off and you wouldn't skid. Good Luck

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SOURCE: Left rear wheel wobbles

put on your spare doughnut tire and see if it's bent to .. if it is then you bent the axle not the rim.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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