Q: power steering randomly not working. If its stops working i reset my pcm and then it works fine until it randomly shuts off again

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power steering randomly not working. If its stops working i reset my pcm and then it works fine until it randomly shuts off again
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Jimmy. Thanks for sending your question today. Sometimes this type of issue is caused by a failed EPS sensor, poor electrical harness connection to the sensor, or a glitch inside of the PCM. The best way to determine the root source of this problem is to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a power steering inspection.

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