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Hmmm lost power steering

On my way to work today(yes I work on Sunday nights).I stopped at a set of lights,as I took off again(was turning right),the car jerked suddenly,like it was stalling,just one jerk though,at which point the steering went rock hard.Fortunately was going slowly,but ran well wide into other lane.Straightened up and its fine.Drove the 80miles to work and more problems.Any ideas?Hope it is not going to cost more money.
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Re: lost power steering

This happened me a couple of times too, and then (touch wood) hasn't happened again. There is a thread about it in the 145 section.

Some of the more knowledgeable people on the site reckon it may be electrical as when it happened to me, the problem cleared itself when I switched the car off an then started it again.

This may not be much help for you though
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Re: lost power steering

bearings collapsing in the power steering pump, have a look at the thread glenda mentions, there are more details there.
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Re: lost power steering

Don't panic, sounds like the revs dropped so low - or even momentarily stopped - that the PS pump wasn`t turning so you lost your PS assistance.
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