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Old 10-18-2016, 09:39 AM   #126  
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I cleaned the two connectors at the top with the cleaner and snapped them back together. Started engine before putting everything back and it power steering was now working. The engine won't run of course with the few air flow sensors unplugged but power steering remains working after stall. Put it back together and now I at least know it's one of those two connectors should it fail again.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:25 PM   #127  
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Thumbs up DeOxit Contact Enhancer

Having steering problems with my 04. Cleaned the suggested connectors using contact cleaner with no help. Bought some DeOxit Gold contact enhancer from Amazon and put that on the connector pins. Steering is a lot better with very little rattling. I think this stuff helps.

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Old 05-02-2017, 07:19 AM   #128  
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This tutorial just solved my problem! Thanks a lot for this!
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:20 PM   #129  
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power steering went out after a complete cooling system overhaul (replaced: water pump, thermostat, 9 radiator hoses and the coolant reservoir)

Found this thread

Cleaned the first 2 sensors under the coolant overflow hose, and viola!! FIXED!

thank you for creating this post, it was most helpful!!!
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:04 PM   #130  
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Ok this is a stupid question but you do disconnect the connections and clean inside right? Sorry if its a dumb question just dont wanna end up doing it wrong.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:54 AM   #131  
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Just spray it

I only unsnapped the top one by the coolant reservoir and sprayed it with electrical contact cleaner bought at local auto store. Snapped back together and behold, now I had power steering. No brushes used, just sprayed connector.
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This has been saving my butt so much!! Anyone know why I might lose power steering while driving and then after I turn the car off and back on everything is fine again?
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