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Check to see it the belt is gone or low on oil.

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Was Cruise Control working before the New Horn was installed? The power supply to the Horn, (input to ground wire) is connected to the Cruise Control Module (CCM). This CCM is wired to the Relay Switch Box located in the Engine Bay. The Relay Box cover will have a Chart indicating what function each Relay coresponds to. Your local autoparts store (AutoZone) can test the Relay Switch, and you'll know (if any Relay) need to be replaced.

The CCM is also wired to the Steering Wheel, but first passes through the Clock Spring Coil, located just behind the Steering Wheel. The Clock Spring allowes for the Function Buttons on the Steering Wheel to have power while Steering Wheel spins.

The Clock Spring can malfunction or break, its rare, but this will cut power to the Function Buttons on Steering Wheel. If ALL the buttons on Steering Wheel dont work, then the Clock Spring is the Culprit. The Coil may need to be replaced.

The Cruise Control Module itself may have failed and also would cause a few or all Steering Wheel Functions to quit working.

But first check the Relay Switch Box and examine the Harness Cables connecting (Steering Wheel--to--CCM--to--Relay Switch Box--to--Battery Supply).

Also if Cruise Control was working before the new Horn was installed and now not working, then most likely the Problem is a bad wire connection somewhere and/or is a faulty Relay.

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2006 Pt crusier gt.. power steering ? WHEN DRIVING CAR 20 & BELOW ITS HARD TO STEER. WHEN YOU GET SPEED UP IT DRIVES FINE. WHATS THE PROBLEM?


A previous car of mine, a Fiat, had 2 settings for the steering called something like City and Normal. Below 30 mph the city mode cut in and made the steering lighter and easier for town traffic manouvres but switched off and firmed up when driving over 30.
I am not saying your car has this function, but if the city mode malfunctioned and turned off the power steering for some reason then that would make it hard to use. Might be worth investigating. I was able to turn the function off and on in a menu setting so that might be somewhere to start. Anyway, good luck with it

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POWER STEERING NOT FUNCTIONING


Hello and welcome to Fixya!
There are two kinds of power steering nowadays. First is the conventional power steering which requires power steering fluid. If you are lacking steering fluid it will be hard to turn.
Second is the electronic power steering. I strongly suggest that you take it in to a reputable mechanic to check and replace necessary parts for this will need an on hand trouble shooting.
Hope this helps and thank you for using Fixya! Have a good one!

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Loud noise when turning steering wheel, like belt slipping. something to do with power steering i suspect.


Try to look into the fluid level of the power steering pump to make sure it has sufficient fluid.
If the belt is slipping, the power steering won't function very well.

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Can low steering fluid cause mechanical problems


Problems associated with low power steering fluid…

Hard Vehicle Steering
A low power steering fluid level can often times cause a vehicle's steering to become hard and labored. Adequate amounts of power steering fluid are necessary to enable a vehicle's power steering system to function and operate at optimum levels. A lack of power steering fluid in a vehicle's power steering system reduces the amount of hydraulic fluid pressure necessary to efficiently operating the various parts of the entire power steering system. Power steering fluid supplies the fluid force needed to operate the power steering gears and to enable power steering gearbox operation. Low power steering fluid levels reduce this hydraulic pressure, which commonly results in hard vehicle steering.

Pump Noise
It is very common for a low power steering fluid level to cause significant power steering pump noise. An adequate amount of power steering fluid is required to ensure the proper function and longevity of a power steering pump unit, which is a belt-driven pump responsible for housing and circulating power steering pump fluid. A low level of power steering fluid results in increased power steering pump friction, heat, and wear, all of which can significantly reduce the operational life of the power steering pump while at the same time cause excessive power steering pump noise.

Fluid Boiling
Many times a low power steering fluid level can result in excessive heating of power steering fluid, a condition that can seriously degrade the fluid and cause it to boil. A low power steering fluid level results in less available fluid to both lubricate and cool a power steering pump unit. A lack of power steering pump lubrication and cooling leads to excessive heat being generated within the power steering pump unit itself, a condition that translates into the available level of power steering fluid becoming super-heated and degraded. When this happens it is common for the power steering fluid to boil and lose all of its lubricating and heat-reducing capabilities.

Gearbox Wear
The power steering gearbox is a set of gears within a vehicle's power steering system designed to facilitate movement of a vehicle's front wheels. The power steering gearbox is connected to the power steering pump by hydraulic fluid lines that deliver a constant supply of power steering fluid to the power steering gearbox. A low power steering fluid level, especially a chronic and severe low power steering fluid level, can lead to increased friction and wear within the power steering gearbox assembly, a condition that can significantly shorten the operational life of the power steering gearbox and negatively affect its operation

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Where is a power steering pump located on a 4 cylinder in a 2005


Your Cobalt is not equipped with a Power Steering Pump. It is equipped with electric power steering. See the description below.


Power Steering - System Description and Operation
The electric power steering (EPS) system reduces the amount of effort needed to steer the vehicle. The system uses the body control module (BCM), power steering control module (PSCM), torque sensor, discrete battery voltage supply circuit, EPS motor, serial data bus, and the instrument panel cluster (IPC) message center to perform the system functions. The PSCM, torque sensor, not the EPS motor are serviced separately from each other or from the steering column. Any EPS components diagnosed to be malfunctioning requires replacement of the steering column assembly, also known as the EPS assembly.

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POWER STEERING DOES NOT FUNCTION .I changed the power steering line from pump to steering box, Oil goes down in resevoir but power steering still does not function properly. Thank you. G, Ingalls


you have to bleed the system...might have air trapped inside...jack up the front end off the ground (both wheels) and turn wheel side to side a couple of times, this may rid the trapped air..then recheck level, turn wheel side to side when on ground to see if its better, add more fluid if needed, and repeat...sometimes just driving the car for a few days might also work out the air...but that a long shot!

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some do some dont if you have a look under the bonnet see if theres a cannister that is labelled power steering fluid if your not sure turn the steering wheel to full lock with the engine running when you hold it on full lock it should make a sort of rubbing noise if it does its power steer if its power steering make sure your fluid is full also a broken power steering belt would cause it not to function also it only works with the engine running

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