Power steering

Firegirl428Firegirl428 Archbald paMember Posts: 1
edited September 2018 in Chrysler
My mom has an 06 pt cruiser. When it is shifted into drive the power steering locks up. The fluid levels are good. Any suggestions on what the heck is going on???


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    edited January 2019
    I would suggest testing the PSI pressure in the power steering pump. Sounds like when the idle drops down in Drive, the weak pump can't produce enough pressure to motivate the steering ram. A proper test of the pump would show that it's producing the proper pressure, and also that the pressure control valve is working.

    Once these tests are done, and if the pump passes them all, you can proceed to other possible causes.
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