Verify that the power steering reservoir is properly filled. Next, verify that the fan turns when the engine is running. Bypass the engine coolant temperature sensor to "hot wire" the cooling fan.
The system is hydraulic, so the fan is operated using pressure from the power steering system.
The key here seems to be that the power steering isn't functioning. This tells me that either there is a blockage in the rack or the oil cooler, or the fluid level is low.
Monday, July 4th, 2011 AT 4:34 PM