Have the oil pressure checked.
At idle : 29 kPa (4.2 psi) or more.
At 3,500 rpm 294 - 686 kPa ( 43 - 100 psi)
Problem could be due to a failing oil pump, pressure switch or there is a fault in the lubricating circuit.
For the power steering, check the power steering pump drive belt. If it is too loose and slipping, the steering would be heavy during idle.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 AT 4:03 PM