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#1 ricksatluz


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

Hello hopefully joining your group can help me from loosing all hope. This is the second PT I have owned and is a 2005 2.4l touring. I bought this car from a guy in Newcastle having travelled up from Kent by train. On the return journey the power steering became very heavy! Checked the fluid that's was ok so continued home. Got a mechanic to diagnose the problem and his opinion was the pump. Located a replacement he fitted it, it was a bit better only stiff on full lock? Searched online for answers and on U Tube found that it was probably the switch on the rack. Chap returned cleaned the switch still the same? Drove the car a few miles to see if it would clear and suddenly it was working!! Great I thought!! A hundred yards later it stopped again? Now the steering is totally stiff almost to the point of giving me muscles like Arnie to be able to manoeuvre when stationary. He keeps coming up with various suggestions but I'm sceptical as to his ability working on these cars. So I'm asking no pleading for help and assistance from you knowledgeable chaps and chapesses to stop me throwing a tantrum and walking away from PTCruisers for the second time

#2 mikebh8


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

I don't owe a PT cruiser, however I it helps: there could be blockage of debris in there, I once found plumber's white tape inside a tiny hole and around the fred outside that connection, try flushing the system and replace the liquid( as the mechanic probably did only top up) What about the accessories belt, does your battery charge OK, you should get 14. something volts, it could be loose but you would here it.

Hope it helps.
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#3 neil45


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 06:55 AM

Welcome aboard! Hope more experienced owners here would chime in.

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