For a year my cars power steering would stop working and the power steering light would come on. When I would pull over to the side of the road and turn my car off and restart it the power steering would come back and the power steering light would go away.This past August my power steering stopped working completely. I had the steering rack replaced which seemed to bring back the steering.
There is now a RECALL for my car. It is for a cracked flange of the drive belt automatic tensioner which could result in the belt to fully detach and could cause power steering issues.
Is it possible that the drive belt issue could have done some damage to the steering rack which caused the power steering issue?