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Today i noticed twice that my steering wheel locked for a little moment when turning.
But later the steering wheel locked when i was driving faster, couldnt stear and the symbol that something was wrong with steering system showed. I stopped the car and the steering worked again, quite scared since it could ended really bad.

Anyone had this problem?


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I had the happen to me in one of the earlier model i received a loner for service. Silver Echochic low vin
 

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Check the fluid in the power steering reservoir and make sure there is enough fluid in there. We have observed fluid migration from the canister through the cap seal. If not, then likely bad EHPS unit which will require replacement.
 

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i guess it is easy to find the cap with the fluid


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@Michael - if you don't have the owners manual, see the attached excerpt of Page 35 from the Quick Reference Guide. It shows the Power Steering reservoir just to the left of the drivers side headlight.

See the attached excerpt from Page 36 of the QRG shows Pentosin CHF202 as the recommended power steering fluid.

Good luck!
 

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@Michael - if you don't have the owners manual, see the attached excerpt of Page 35 from the Quick Reference Guide. It shows the Power Steering reservoir just to the left of the drivers side headlight.

See the attached excerpt from Page 36 of the QRG shows Pentosin CHF202 as the recommended power steering fluid.

Good luck!
Thanks,
I checked and it is a very Little bit over min. This morning it worked but after 30 minutes the symbol showed and stearing very hard.
Should you empyt the old fluid and fill with new or could you just fill up?
 

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(What I learned from Wheeler Dealers ... ) If low fluid is the only problem I believe the thing to do is add fluid, then turn on the car and the wheel from extreme left to extreme right and back again a few times ... then turn off the car and lit it sit for a little and see if more bubbles work their way out and lower the level. You may need more. Repeat until it seems to work well and the fluid level doesn't drop. You might want to be on some "slick pavement".

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Not a fluid problem. Likely a power supply or ground issue. If it didn't store any fault codes check the main 2 heavy wire connector at the pump. It's hard to reach. check the 12v battery cables at the posts as they corrode/loosen and the high amperage draw of the ps pump causes it to open circuit. Check the 50Amp fusible link downstream in the fender about 18" from Pos battery terminal I've seen solder joints open up there. Lastly check the ground. It should be the one on the right front frame rail below the turbo boost hoses.
 

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So when is KA going to have award for KARMA Servant ? If some can diagnose a car from a text message -- OMG -- Give this man some recognition !!!!
 
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