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Old 07-16-2011, 11:54 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Any Sunday drivers out there? Good morning,
kids! Scroll on down for Today's Tip, and take
good care of your car.


SHARP TURNS

When turning your steering wheel, don't hold it in an extreme
right or left position for more than a few seconds. Doing so
can damage the power steering pump.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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This is true and it's why you could hear a belt squealing making sharp turns parking. By placing the pump in it's maximum strain it can cause your belt to slip. Good tip Pam. Don't hold steering wheel in locked left or right position.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Might damage your wallet too. Good tip Pamster.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:11 AM
 
Location: USA
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I'm confused here with this tip What if you have to make a sharp turn
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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Another great tip, Pam
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:56 AM
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Another interesting tip! Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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With the price of gas....I can no longer AFFORD to be a Sunday driver. I'm lucky if I can make it to work all week.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I'm confused here with this tip What if you have to make a sharp turn
Make a dull turn(???)...
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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This may have been the case with older vehicles and may not apply to newer ones that are less than 20 years old. Holding the steering wheel in the extreme right or left will still put more strain on the power steering pump, but with most newer vehicles, the power steering pumps will last longer.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Yet another great tip to pass along to my boys!

Sometimes, I wish my truck had power steering, but if it did I wouldn't be getting my daily upper body workout,
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