My 2002 wagon's steering no longer has power steering option. It's like turning the "old fashion way" (remember those days?) turns but takes muscle. Question. Does anyone know if this might become a permanent escalating issue where it suddenly wont respond? I did have a mechanic look into it and from my notes he may have checked or even replaced the power steering pump because it was whining at the time but that did not fix the lack of movement. May have been more structural. I did not have further work done but have been driving since just fine for over a year this way and can live with it IF I am not looking at a potential fulll loss of steering..Problem was I could not get a straight answer from the mechanic on what to expect. Love this car but now also looking to invest in another major repair soon so weighing options. If no one has an idea from my very vague description can you advise me what to ask the mechanic directly if I take it in again (to another location).