2004 Volvo S60 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles
About 8 months ago, the steering became tight and we took it to a repair facility who said it was the power steering pump. We paid to have it replaced but the steering remained tight. We took it back several times, (they told us it would take a while for the steering to go back to normal but it didn't) and they tried to tell is it could be the power steering rack that was bad too. After they checked it out, they had to replace the power steering pump a few more time as there was a crack or defect with it causing air bubbles to get in the line. It worked fine until about 4 weeks ago when the steering got tight again. I made an appointment to have them check it out but after a few days it went back to normal so I didn't take it in. Now, about 3 or 4 days ago, the steering got tight again.
My fear is that they are going to tell us it is the rack and charge us another $1,200. Is it possible it is just the belt or another issue with the new pump? What could be causing the power steering to come and go like that? The pump is under warranty for a full year. I just don't want to get scammed into paying a lot more money for something we don't need.
Monday, July 5th, 2010 AT 9:27 AM