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I have a 03 rx8 and the power steering was intermitting now n then but rarely n now the power system is completely gone, and the shops cant figure out whats wrong, say they keep resetting the ecu but the problem comes back after using the left turn signal

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Cleaned all the connectors right under the airbox which I took out with some connector cleaner i got from the local autoparts store and it worked. Try that before you spend $600 on a new unit.

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