Q: electric steering hard to turn

asked by on October 25, 2016

was riding dwn the rode and it got hard to switch lane

My car has 199000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. From the description you have provided it sounds like it could be, the electric power steering motor has failed. It could also be, an electrical power or ground failure to the power steering motor. I recommend having your vehicle’s hard steering be diagnosed and repaired by a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic.

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