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Steering wheel used to lock up at times hard to turn this problem is corrected and my understanding of the inner working of this car is also corrected
 

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Your power steering is electric assisted, no fluid to get low. There is no steering lock like most cars have, so that can't be your problem. Could a tie rod be bent?
 

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Check the steering coupler or flex joint at the base of the steering column where the steering shaft is attached to the steering rack. Those have been known to fail and cause the steering wheel to bind.
 

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Your power steering is electric assisted, no fluid to get low. There is no steering lock like most cars have, so that can't be your problem. Could a tie rod be bent?
Thanks the age of the car led me to an incorrect assumption power steering started to be changed about a decade ago
 

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The steering on my 2008 451 Pure seems to be locked up. I have power steering, but the steering feels like it is mechanically locked in place, not simply hard to steer. Good to know power steering is electric, that there is no steering fluid to be an issue. What was the resolution for the OP "The Artist" to the problem here?
 

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Steering wheel tries to lock up at times hard to turn I checked the power steering fluid looked ok a few comments would be appreciated
How could you check the power steering fluid? It’s a electric rack and pinion, or none at all.
Heres what it looks like. Take your car, to a alignment shop, have them diagnose your issue. That’s your best bet.

 

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How could you check the power steering fluid? It’s a electric rack and pinion, or none at all.
Heres what it looks like. Take your car, to a alignment shop, have them diagnose your issue. That’s your best bet.

Good question for the OP, but not an answer to my post.
 
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