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2001 Toyota Highlander Question: is it safe to drive car without power steering working?

 

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06wendy, 3.0L V6, Rockville, MD, May 01, 2013, 06:39
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as expected, at start up to 10 mph hard to turn, otherwise not difficult to steer; I have heard it might lock up

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13242 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper May 01, 2013, 07:09
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    safe no and it could cause more damage

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    06wendy, May 01, 2013, 09:56
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    thanks for speedy reply; what else would be damaged? is it designed to drive as manual steering? dealer says it needs new power steering pump, hoses, rack.

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    ARautoPRO, LLC (4 Answers) , Gaithersburg, MD - (301) 605-9203
    ARautoPro July 09, 2013, 11:20
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    It would never be safe. Get it check out right away.

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