Q: My 2006 scion TC is hard to turn

asked by on

I have a 2006 Scian TC my problem is that mysteering wheel is heart to turn when is it on Park

My car has 13800 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. Check the power steering fluid level and make sure that it is full. Also, look at the fluid color and see if it is clear or dark. If the fluid is dark, then the power steering system needs to be flushed. If the steering wheel is hard to turn after swapping out the fluid or if the fluid is good, then listen to the power steering pump. If the pump is making noise or if the engine bogs down when turning the steering wheel at a park position, then the power steering pump needs replaced. If you need further assistance diagnosing your vehicle, then seek out a professional, such as one from YourMechanic, to help you with your power steering system.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My 2006 scion TC is hard to turn

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Clutch problems

You will need to have the clutch system checked to see if you have a leak, or if the clutch master cylinder leaks internally by the cups. If the master cylinder is okay and the return is not blocked, then...

Q: Q: Noise under my car

Honda Elements are known for sway bar noises. In many instances, replacing the sway bar bushings, especially in the sway bar, will get rid of clunking noises over bumps. Now this is only one possibility but a common issue. ...

Q: Popping noise at low speed turns

Hi. This is a tricky one. In my experience, I have seen lower control arms cause this problem. The lower control arms have rubber bushings in them and sometimes those rubber bushings crack or become dry rotten and causing a...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.