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Old 08-23-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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Ok...so the other night i'm on my way home with a couple friends in the car. Just so happens the road to my house has an awesome set of S curves that go down and then S back up. Very fun, especially if you know the road like i do. I drive it every day Anywho, i decide to show off the handlin of my SVTF through the curves and get on it. So i set a new personal best in speed through the twisties with no problems. I leave my friends breathless and scared for their lives b/c they have never been that fast through those curves...hehe....I get about another 1/4 mile up to my street and go to make the right and bam....i can barely turn the steering wheel....my power steering is gone! At first i think my car stalled (i had the clutched pushed in as i getting ready to turn and downshift) but a quick look at the tac and a blip of the throttle say it's running. So i turn off the radio and roll down my windows and listen...no weird sounds. I think to myself maybe it my imagination. I get to my driveway and nope....no power steering again....so i get my car into my driveway and stop at the top...wiggle the steering wheel and struggle to turn it with the car not rolling. I think to myselft, crap there goes the pump. So I turn the car off, pop the hood and see absolutely nothing. No smell of burning fluid, nothing. Got a flashlight and looked under the car, everything looks fine. The reseviour for the power steering still full. So i go and start the car back up and vioala, it works fine. No noises or anything. So i go out for a drive the next day and the car is fine like nothing happened. As far as i can tell there aren't any problems. If it happens again the car will be at the dealer gettin checked out. Anybody else experience anything like this?

ps...sorry to be so long, but i felt everything needed to be included about the twisties, after all who doesn't like to talk about a new personal best on a fav stretch of road?


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