1996 Toyota Camry. I can't drive in the rain because when I do the power steering goes out. Any ideas of what might be the problem? No mechanic has been able to tell me what is going on.

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There's a chance that the belt may be slipping when you hit the puddle...and as a result you may be losing feedback.

How long are you without power steering?

  • only a few seconds. If the belt is slipping what required to fix it? Jul 5, 2011 at 19:24
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    There should be some form of tensioner to adjust the belt - Although at that age the belt may well be starting to perish if it hasn't been replaced, so it may well be worth replacing. A mechanic ought to be able to sport that though...
    – Nick C
    Jul 6, 2011 at 8:52
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