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Old 01-05-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Location: Saint Paul, MN
2004 WRX EWG E85

Default No power steering on turns

This is intermittent and sometimes doesn't happen at all. I have no power steering on cold starts and now the further I turn the wheel the less power steering I have. Taking a 90 degree turn- I have power steering for the first 1/4 of the turn but as I turn the wheel further it gets harder and harder to turn- until I have to muscle it the rest of the way. There is no whine from the ps pump and all belts are tight.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:11 PM   #2
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2003 wrx wagon


Check to see that the U-joints in your steering coupler aren't dead.

Edit: here is a post I made a little while ago when I had a similar issue.

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Old 01-05-2017, 08:39 PM   #3
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2003 Sedan


I had a similar problem and it was the U-joints. It honestly felt like the power steering was fighting against me. I got under the car and sprayed them with some wd and the steering problem was gone but I definitely need to replace them eventually.
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