I would first check my belt. Do you have a serpentine belt??? I show you do. From what the manual says your belt tensioner has a wear indicator on it..........I have a pic of all the other engines other than the 2.5. I have attached them to maybe give you an idea of what to look for.
But I would first check that. It is possible that under load the belt is being stretched and stays tight. But when you let off the gas it is loose and the tensioner isn't putting enough pressure on it to provide you with power steering.
Also look at all your pulley wheels and make sure they are okay and working freely.
How does the belt look and have you ever changed it?
On vehicles with serpentine belts, belt tension is adjusted automatically. Some automatic belt tensioners have belt wear indicator marks located on top of tensioner housing. If tension indicator mark is not between wear indicator marks, belt is worn or incorrect belt is installed. Replace belt, if necessary
Sunday, August 16th, 2009 AT 10:58 PM