I have a 1999 GTV v6 and the power steering seems to have got heavy in the last week or so and would appear to be getting heavier
Tyre pressures are fine, and the fluid is up to the maximum, although a bit dirty
I have read on here about slipping belts etc- there don't appear to be any random noises and I think I can discount leaks as the fluid level stays the same. Does anyone have any ideas? I have read about snapping belts- is this likely to happen?, am I right in thinking taht the power steering pump is driven by a belt (auxiliary) ? What damage could be done if this did happen?
forgive the panic, only had the car three months (first alfa) and have already spent a fortune on it, clutch, suspension etc etc but desperately trying not to lose my patience with her
Any help/pointers very much appreciated