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Honda Civic Steering problem

My 2004 Civic has been having some occasional problems steering. After leaving the car running in a parking lot or driveway I have a hard time turning the steering wheel to the right (it feels like manual steering). However the problem goes away shortly after when driving on the highway. So the problem only really happens when pulling out of driveways and parking lots, etc. Any ideas?
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    my son disconnected something around the steering wheel to make the car not run. Maybe a wire or the tumbler. I just don't know what to check for that would make the car completely dead

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Hi Dan

You did not indicate whether you checked the fluid level for your power steering. Please check this first. Please read your owners manual for specific instructions!

You may be low on fluid.

The next step would be to check your engine belt. The power steering pump is driven by a belt. It is possible that you have a loose or worn belt that is not able to turn the pump sufficiently at idle, but when you rev the engine higher, the pump produces sufficient power. One way to test this is to rev the engine, then try to turn the wheel, see if you notice any difference. Let me know.

Brian

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