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Old 16-Jul-2006, 03:52 PM
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HELP with power steering

Hey guys,

I have an EM2 and I have an EM2 with a k20a swap.

The power steering was completed 3 days ago. Just last night on my way home, my steernig wheel got REALLLYYYY stiff!!!! I had to use all my strength to make turns. I got home and noticed that my power steering area is making noises. My steering fluid is full so its not a leak.

What could it be? How do I fix it? I can't even drive the car to a mechanic because the steering wheel won't turn!

I took a short clip so you guys can see whats going on under the hood... any help would be much appreciated.

The noise is when the steering wheel is turned.

http://www.yousendit.com/trans...21194
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Old 16-Jul-2006, 05:45 PM
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even without p/s it shoudlnt be that hard to steer. Id be looking at the powersteering rack
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Old 19-Jul-2006, 12:32 AM
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from the sound of that clip, your p/s pump is gone. Its pumping air. It will be easier for you to steer the vehicle while its moving. If you are steering at a stationary point, you need big muscle to do it.
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