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Have a 2009 Escape When I start car Power steering is ok but…

Have a 2009 Escape...

Have a 2009 Escape When I start car Power steering is ok but after a minute it goes away and its really hard to steer, I can;t figure out where the power steering fluid or line is to check it.

Mechanic's Assistant: When was the fluid last checked? Have you heard any whining noises while turning the wheel?

Not sure on the check, I was hoping at Oil changes but no whining or noise, almost like it just siezes

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?

Nothing yet, trying to find power steering fluid resivoir

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No not sure what else to say

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hi Dan, I am Mary Jane

Hello Mary Jane, I hope your morning is going well besides power steering issue. This vehicle uses a electronic motor for power steering assist, not a pump with fluid like older vehicles. This most likely means the power steering motor is failing which is about a $600 job at a shop depending on where you go. Let me know if you have more questions or if there is anything else I can do to help, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank You, ***** ***** I needed to know

No problem, I'm happy to help. Let me know if there is anything else I can do. Thanks again and have a great day.

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