- Heavy Power Steering?
Anyone have any ideas about heavy power steering? its just gone heavy in the last few days – fluid is full – no noises… just heavy! tried some googling skills but didn’t find a solution. Don’t think theres any fuses for power steering and can’t check the pump by sight can I? the belt looks ok as this was replaced about 5months ago with the cambelt.
any thoughts would be great.
03 berlingo 1.9dPosted 5 years agoRioSubscriber
Don’t think theres any fuses for power steering
Don’t know about Berlingos but there may be some electrics involved in speed-sensitivity – I had a problem where the power steering decided the car was always going quickly so didn’t need much assistance, caused by a faulty connection to a valve somewhere.Posted 5 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
I thought the powersteering was on the way out on my sprinter but it turned out the various steering linkages just needed a squirt of grease. On my vauxhall the power steering needs a minimum voltage from the alternator so if the voltage is dropping the steering goes – but thats very on/off, it doesn’t stiffen the power assistance just goes completely.Posted 5 years agospooky_b329Member
If its heavy at low speeds but suddenly gets lighter when you rev the engine, then almost certainly the pump (or fluid levels)
My van got to the point where I had to heel and toe the pedals when parking so I use the brakes but keep the revs up so I could steer it 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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