Salam to all.
Brothers, I have 2009 Civic 1.8 Manual. Today while I was driving, the steering wheel suddenly became so hard that it was difficult to steer.There is no leakage in the pipes and pumps. Oil level is maximum but steering is hard. Please guys help me. share your views and suggestions.
Check the air pressure in tiresCheck the power pumpCheck if the belt of power pump is loose
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Thanks Bro. I checked the tyre pressure and belt. both were ok. I haven't checked the pump, how to check it?
You can first check the pump yourself. Just tell somebody to turn the steering wheel for you and you should open the bonnet and listen for odd noises, if they do come then there must b a fault with the pump and if not you should let a professional check it
Thanks Buddy =), I will check it and then post my observations.
If there is no problem in the pump, check ball joints and tie rods as well, improperly lubricated and wear and tear on ball joints and tie rods can also cause hard steering!Hope it helps
Thanks bro really appreciate your advice =D. I checked the pump. there wasn't any noise. what i noticed is that once the caris started the steering wheel is hard, when i pump the accelerator the steering gets smooth and soft. I think you are right, there is an engine belt problem. I will again check it and post my observations.