Hi i drive a dual steer iveco garbage truckand i find the steering to be quite firm.it has recently had a new resevour,pump and box fittedbut the hoses wernt replaced.a month later a hose leaked and both were replacedi find when i am say behind a parked car and need to go around,if my brakes are applied i can only turn about a quarter turn on the wheel and it hits a dead stop.as i drive mostly using my left hand it gets pretty sore.i have been told that as the brakes are on and i try to turn,the wheel is trying to roll forward so it releases the pressure in the pump.or else it would blow hoses.is this reasonable,or is it a revs problemits very difficult picking bins up in small courts.i welcome any advice .thanks so much.i have marked yugo but it has no iveco listed
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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
It's possible your power steering box is broken. Have you checked it recently? Have you checked your steering fluid level?------------------------------------------------------------------------------ VAS 5054A
Check to see if you enough Steering Fluid. If the fluid was recently flushed, make sure they put right kind of fluid. I once had my fluid replace and they topped it with the wrong spec fluid. Had to reflush and put the correct fluid. Belt will usually make noise, not cause the steering to stiffen up. Hope this helps, let us know if a better answer comes along.
YOU HAVE AIR IN THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM.YOU NEED TO BLEED POWER STEERING PUMP FIRST BEFORE DRIVING VECHICLE.CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL ADD MORE POWER STEERING UNTIL REACH FULL COLD MARK..RAISE VECHICLE FRONT WHEELS OFF THE GROUND.START ENGINE LET IT IDLE WHILE TURNING STEERING WHEEL LEFT TO RIGHT NON STOP DONT LOCK OR STOP STEERING WHEEL KEEP TURNING IT SEVERAL TIMES CHECK POWER STEERING FLUID IF LOW ADD UNTIL YOU GET COLD MARK ON DIP STICK DONT OVER FILL POWER STEERING PUMP BLOW A SEAL.IF POWER STEERING FLUID LOOK TAN COLOR SYSTEM FULL OF AIR.TURN OFF IGNITION LET CAR SET FOR A WHILE CHECK FLUID LEVEL.IF STEERING WHEEL FEEL STIFF HARD TURNING DONT DRIVE CAR UNTIL YOU HAVE NORMAL STEERING.IF STILL HAVE AIR IN SYSTEM BLEED SYSTEM UNTIL AIR IS OUT.
Hi the chances are the steering lock has locked in a funny position and this is causing it to stay locked. what you need to do is put the key in the ignition then get hold of the steering wheel and turn it to the left and right as hard as you can whilst turning the key when the steering wheel is turned one way it should unlock the lock and allow you to drive your vehicle.
the wheel may be hard to turn so have the key in the ignition the turn the steering wheel quite hard whilst turning the key doing this should get the lock off and allow you to drive.
let me know if you need further assistance ok
also try putting the key in the other way round as it might be wore on the one side so also give that a try.
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need to replace clock spring which is located under steering wheel airbag, if you are going to carry out repair disconnect battery and leave for at least 5 mins then you can strip down steering wheel safely without possible airbag going off, but you will need a steering wheel pulling tool and the rest is quite straight forward
There is a "pressure regulator" located in the pump just behind the high pressure line that directs high pressure fluid to the steering rack when you turn the steering wheel. It sounds like the regulator valve is sticking and not sending the high pressure fluid to the steering rack when you turn the wheel.
You can remove the pump and clean the valve, reinstall the pump and flush the steering system with fresh fluid or replace the pump and flush the system with new fluid.