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Power steering doesn't work all the time on 2008 Cadillac

Customer Question

power steering doesn't work all the time on 2008 Cadillac STS
JA: Have you checked the fluids?
Customer: Yes, All good there
JA: Are you fixing your STS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Turning it off for a little time and it will work ok
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Been doing this first about 3 months ago. Just started again this morning
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site

There is a trouble code associated with this, and we'll need to know what that code is before pinpointing this. Do you have access to a scan tool so you can retrieve the trouble codes? A code reader won't do it, you'll need a high end scan tool for this.

One of the causes of this condition may be chafing of the variable effort steering (VES) actuator wiring harness as it routes along the left front control arm. Contact with the edge of the control arm, along with suspension movement, may result in a rub-through of the wires (circuits 1787 or 345) within that harness.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Cancel this transaction. I paid $5 dollars for what I thought was your opinion. Instead you all charged my card $21 dollars that I didn't authorize. Please cancel and return my money. This is a ripoff
Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

that is my opinion, may i ask what you are talking about?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

there is a tsb on this condition. if you didnt want information about the possible cause of your problem then why did you ask for help?

Expert:  david craig replied 1 month ago.

I have no control over the fees. good day to you.