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Old 09-10-14, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default puddles causing power steering loss?

For the second time in about a month, I lost power steering (partially) after driving through a fairly large puddle. I believe last time this happened, I also had to disconnect then reconnect the battery before it started. From reading threads here, it seems like one of two things:

1) distributor cap and rotor need to be replaced

2) water causing belt to slip

How do I go about figuring out which one it is?

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Old 09-10-14, 09:26 PM   #2
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Stop driving through puddles?
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or you aqua planned.
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What vehicle do you drive? Year and model please.
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2000 Lexus ES 300... and I wish I could just stop driving through puddles but it's going to happen occasionally. I mean I didn't go through it super fast or anything.
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You dont have distributor. If water gets on belt it might cause it to slip, partially disabling power steering.
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Hmmm is there any way to fix it? Just get a new belt because mine is worn?
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Clean your belt with brake cleaner. Adjust the tension if needed.
The belt should be replaced when you replace the timing belt.
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