Thread: Steering Issues
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:47 PM   #2
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: Steering Issues

1-Electric power steering? If yes, did you check for been fuses? There's a 2 amp and 60 amp fuse for EPS (electric power steering).

2-Was this car in an accident with front end damage?

The steering system is made up of mechanical, electric and electronic parts. The steering wheel, shaft, rack and pinion unit with tie rod ends are mechanical and the reason you can turn the steering wheel without engine power while the front end is off the ground. The EPS system is made up of one DC electric motor and electronics under the steering column. Power is supplied thru a 60 amp and 2 amp fuse. It's rare for damage to occur to the steering rack, leaving the EPS system suspect.

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