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Q: Power steering goes out

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The power steering keeps going out.

Hello. Your vehicle could have one of two power steering systems. If you have a traditional power steering system, with a power steering pump, power steering hoses, and rack and pinion, a malfunction of any of those components could be the cause of why the power steering keeps going out. If you have the electrical power steering system, there could be a problem with the electrical rack pinion system itself, there is also a sensor that could be bad, or the car battery could be weak. I would recommend having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, come and do a diagnosis of the power steering system to pinpoint what repairs are needed for your vehicle.

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