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Can turning sharply at high speeds blow your power steering?

  1. DietPiano victim of incest
    I was driving in mountain country and was whippin' around them roads like a retard. When I was coming back my steering lost power and the hose to the power steering was leaking and the pump was shot.

    Think that might not of happened had I been more careful, or is it just kind of a time and age thing?
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  2. A College Professor African Astronaut [your moreover breastless limestone]
    Dunno, my hunch would be that the hoses and seals are under more stress when you turn while stopped or only moving very slowly. Do you normally park on clean concrete where you would spot any leaks developing ? Sounds to me like something granny would claim after loaning her car out, JUNIOR WAS WHIPPING THE STEERING WHEEL LIKE SOME KIND OF DAMNED RACECAR DRIVER AND BLEW UP THE STEERING!

    At least you have an excuse to buy some cool new tools now, l o l
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  3. DietPiano victim of incest
    It happened a few days ago so I got it fixed out of state before I came back. 300 all said and done which isn't too bad.

    I have that Northstar V8 and, and normally you have to tear half the engine apart to get anything because there's just no working space, but luckily the power steering stuff is all right on top. Only Took him like an hour and a half.

    But yeah, I turned like as hard as I could a couple times going down that hill right before it lost power so I'm thinking that extra stress probably put it over the edge.
  4. G Yung Blood
    Yes it can create bubbles & vacuums in the fluid that can split aging hoses.
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  5. Soyboy V: A Cat-Girl/Boy Under Every Bed African Astronaut [my no haunted nonbeing]
    Originally posted by G Yes it can create bubbles & vacuums in the fluid that can split aging hoses.

    This sounds about right, as cars age the flexible bits like rubber, plastic, etc become brittle.

    How old is the car this happened on?

    Ever change the power steering fluid? I did on my car, I don't know it it makes any difference though. The power steering isn't usually something that gives any problems.
  6. Originally posted by DietPiano I was driving in mountain country and was whippin' around them roads like a retard. When I was coming back my steering lost power and the hose to the power steering was leaking and the pump was shot.

    Think that might not of happened had I been more careful, or is it just kind of a time and age thing?

    repeat the process to find out.
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