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01-25-2014, 05:17 PM #1
Worn wheel bearing cause loss of power steering?
I went for an oil change yesterday and they told me the passenger side front wheel bearing severely worn. I planned to get it fixed today (as old one under warranty, so was going to go back to where I bought it to buy new one and then bring back old), but the weather had other ideas. My husband got his vehicle stuck in our drive so I let him take my truck to town to do papers last night. White out conditions- he went into 3 ft deep drift in an addition and got stuck. Tow trucks would not come out, but the town eventually showed to plow and they got a back hoe to pull my truck out. He parked across highway at business as our lane drifted over. The business had to move my truck and called my son on my work phone I left in the truck and said it felt like power steering was out. Hubby went over to get my truck after they plowed our lane...he said power steering out also....actually because he could not steer fast enough when the truck slid on the lane (it drifted again) he wound up going off road and now waiting for tow truck to get him out. My question is would a worn wheel bearing cause it to act like power steering out or is this a different issue?
01-25-2014, 05:49 PM #2
Probably a different issue.....Chances are, when he got stuck, snow built up around the belt/pulleys and is slipping
Willow thanked for this post01-25-2014, 05:57 PM #3
Thank you...Will taking it to the car wash solve that? I don't have a garage so getting somewhere for the snow to melt is not an option
01-25-2014, 06:13 PM #4
I would open the hood and see whats going on......
01-25-2014, 07:30 PM #5
I will do that once I can get him unstuck....tow truck would not come down my lane even. Neighbor tried pulling him out with his Silverado and his 4wd stopped working.
01-25-2014, 07:43 PM #6
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likely the belt slipped off
01-29-2014, 02:50 PM #7
Found snow caked under hood and of course the undercarriage and wheels. Got him out with the help of a back hoe after 9 tries and took him to car wash (I wasn't strong enough so had husband drive). Went through and then went into the bay and cleaned off the rest of the snow and ice. No difference. Drove by the shop I go to and he showed me the shaft on the power steering pump broke. Said its common when getting stuck in deep snow and trying to get out. So power steering pump being replaced as I type.
01-31-2014, 12:24 AM #8
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It cant be to common. I have been working on these things 20 years and never seen the shaft on a pump break ever!
zuki82 liked this post01-31-2014, 07:10 PM #9
Maybe common around here where we are getting tons of snow this year? Mechanic said he's had 3 of them in the last 2 weeks. Now to try to work in getting that wheel hub replaced in between lots of snow, picking up hay and wood and work.
01-31-2014, 07:27 PM #10
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