My power steering is fine when I start the car in the morning and drive for some distance, then after awhile it'll get tighter and finally becomes like a non-powersteering car. When I take a full turn when the car is in idle, it turns extremely hard, but when I give the car gas it starts to turn more freely, respectively. My car is a Honda City 1.5exi 2001 model.

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    When you're sitting in idle and try to turn the wheel, does the engine making a squealing noise? – MooseLucifer Sep 26 '16 at 13:35
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    Wonder if the pump is starting to fail... – CharlieRB Sep 27 '16 at 17:59
  • @MooseLucifer Yes i can hear a noise in low volume – Anz Oct 18 '16 at 14:42

If the belt isn't squealing (indicating slippage), and the fluid isn't low, and there isn't any grinding (from rack&pinion system), then it sounds like the power steering pump is failing as CharlieRB suggested.


Check that the fluid level isn't low and that the drive belt is tight.

  • I've been checking frequently,fluid level is fine, recently i've fixed all the leakages,the same issue was there before i fixed leaks and the mechanic told me that the tight will get free gradually.but it doesn't – Anz Sep 26 '16 at 13:34

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