Chrysler PT Cruiser Offering a sedan and 2 door convertible, both of which offer a naturally aspirated or turbocharged engine, this car has something to offer everyone

power steering

  #1  
Old 02-12-2009, 08:50 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 9
Default power steering

my 2001 pt steering is hard to steer. 130,000 miles on it. any ideas?
 
  #2  
Old 02-12-2009, 10:13 PM
dcotter0579's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit suburb
Posts: 4,993
Default

Could be several things. Check the fluid level and the tire pressure level. Check the drive belt tension. Those are cheap and easy to check.
Could be ball joints need attention, either lube or replace.
Might be a weak pump or internal leak in the system. That requires some professional diagnosis with a pressure test.
Hope that helps.
 
  #3  
Old 03-06-2009, 06:33 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 9
Default

bad news from the dealer 2500.00 to fix the powersteering.
 
  #4  
Old 03-06-2009, 06:40 PM
dcotter0579's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit suburb
Posts: 4,993
Default

OW!! Might want to check around to see if you can get it done cheaper elsewhere.
 
  #5  
Old 03-06-2009, 11:07 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cowtown
Posts: 271
Default

yup, that seems OUT-RAGOUS!
 
  #6  
Old 03-07-2009, 08:34 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 9
Default

the dealer said they would give my $500.00 for a trade in Hahaha. the car is clean. 131000 miles on it. they also said the lines are leaking but my fluid level is fine.
 
  #7  
Old 03-07-2009, 08:55 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 814
Default

take it to a independent shop an see what they say
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Victor L
General Tech
0
01-12-2014 08:38 AM
Lanny393
General Tech
1
11-02-2006 01:44 PM
rickey1172
300M, Concorde, LHS, New Yorker
0
10-18-2006 03:03 AM
allenl44
Past Chrysler Models
0
09-16-2006 12:21 PM
allenl44
Past Chrysler Models
0
09-16-2006 12:21 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: power steering


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.