Q: recently driving home and went around a corner and my steering became like manual steering..... was out of fluid then replaced ..e

asked by on

when you give gas easy to drive... and like backing up is difficult steering unless can gas it

My car has 72000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello there, you have a few faults going on with your 2003 Mazda Protege5. If there was no power steering fluid in the system than there is a leak somewhere causing the lack of fluid. Putting power steering fluid into the system will not fix the issue until the leak is repaired. In addition driving the vehicle without power steering fluid can cause the rack and pinion as well as the power steering pump to fail. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your power steering fluid leak and evaluate the condition of the 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. recently driving home and went around a corner and my steering became like manual steering..... was out of fluid then replaced ..e

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: My car was recalled last year for power steering failure and it was fixed.

This is a vehicle safety issue. You can contact Ford Motor Company, at their main customer service number, and also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. You...

Q: Car alarm won't turn off.

If the alarm is an aftermarket alarm then if may just be defective. I have found that most alarms made aftermarket do not last long and are made of cheap relays and circuits. If you have a factory alarm then...

Q: Car is is idling low, poorly, and is getting bad mpg.

Based upon the symptoms you are describing, it sounds like you may have a faulty camshaft position sensor. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. It gathers...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...
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.