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Old 04 Oct 2009, 09:02 pm
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Default Power steering switch

The check engine light came on today on my '02 PT. Code said it was a power steering switch. I looked it up in the Haynes repair manual. Looks fairly to replace. Only question is, where is it? The manual said it was on the backside of the power steering gear assembly. That don't mean nothin' to me. Can anybody explain it better? Frank
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Old 05 Oct 2009, 05:55 am
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They call the rack and pinion the steering gear. You will have to get under the car and I hope it is easier to get to than the bolts to remove the rack. It will be on the driver's side. Right where the shaft from the column connects.

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Old 06 Oct 2009, 11:53 am
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Default Re: Power steering switch

I'm sure you topped off the reservoir and canceled the light. I ultimately had to replace the switch (about $45) but the first time it happened I did the above and it lasted 2+ years. The second about a year.
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