Mechanics

WHAT CAN CAUSE POWER STEERING TO LOCK UP?

2001 Pontiac Grand Am • 62,000 miles

Made a right hand turn today, and the steering locked up, could not complete the turn without backing up and turning to the left.
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Lblack5415
September 19, 2011.




There are a few possibilities; Power steering rack failed
U-Joint at steering column failed
Blockage of tie rod on either side of steering rack
Ceisedor broken tie rod end inner and/or outer

Jack up the car when you get a chance and see if there is any obviouse blockage of tie rods.
Have you lost any power steering fluid?
Was the steering normal before this happened?



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