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Old 01-15-2002, 08:28 PM   #1
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Recently I have noticed that when I am at dead stop or slowing down, the steering is much stiffer. At first it felt almost like there was something wrong with the power steering. However, If I blip the throttle, it turns effortlessly. I checked the fluid level and it seems fine. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 01-15-2002, 11:30 PM   #2
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Has anyone else experienced this?
Well, I haven't experienced this personally, but others have had serious power steering problems: http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...hreadid=106386
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Old 01-16-2002, 01:09 AM   #3
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I had the same problem but mine was a lot more pronounced. There was no power steering at idle but was fine when around 2k+. It only gets worse as time goes on.

It was my power steering pump that died, and was replaced under warrenty. Good luck finding a pump in the us. I had to wait two weeks for mine and I was lucky enough to get "dibs" on one of the two on their way in to the country.
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Old 01-16-2002, 01:27 AM   #4
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Recently I have noticed that when I am at dead stop or slowing down, the steering is much stiffer. At first it felt almost like there was something wrong with the power steering. However, If I blip the throttle, it turns effortlessly. I checked the fluid level and it seems fine. Has anyone else experienced this?
Did you recently change your tires? I noticed when switching from the RE-92's to the Dunlop SP 5000's that the steering has slightly more resistance at low speeds, resistance seems a bit higher when parking though. When driving at normal speeds all I notice is ALOT more grip.

If the tires have more grip, they will be more difficult to turn compared to tires with not much grip. Of course if you haven't changed your tires then they probably aren't the source of your problem.

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Old 01-16-2002, 10:56 AM   #5
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This happpened to me after I did too many AWD donuts in a field. Since we have power sterring once on the gas the steering became more like normal, but at idle it was very very hard to turn the wheel, also on the highway when coming off throtle it was tough to steer. Brought the car to my dealer (forgot to mention the donuts) and they fixed it on a warrnaty repair. They said the pump it's self was blown - what ever the hell that really means. But since then I've gone 6000 + miles and have had no problems. Bring it to the dealer, and make them FIX IT !
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Old 01-16-2002, 11:32 AM   #6
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Thats EXACTLY what happened to me. I was doing donuts and as soon as i got home I noticed it.
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Old 01-16-2002, 01:12 PM   #7
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There were some posts about the power steering hoses being loose. Doing those donuts you probably lost all the power steering fluid.
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Old 01-17-2002, 10:37 AM   #8
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If it was from the donuts bring it to the dealer, I told them I was making a u-turn and hit the gas too hard, with the wheel all the way cut. - Warranty Repair - yipee

As for the power sterring fluid, the resevoir was full when I brough it to the shop, the dealer said it was the pump it's self that was toast !
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Old 01-17-2002, 02:13 PM   #9
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There were some posts about the power steering hoses being loose. Doing those donuts you probably lost all the power steering fluid.
I know that I had no leaks and didnt look like I was missing any fluid. I think there are two seperate power steering problems.
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