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I just had the pleasure of having my power steering pump go Saturdsy night. I had 9 rides left for my quest so I turned up the fan and music to mask the noise, I made sure I wasn't in any tight spaces, and muscled that steering wheel. None of the drunk paxholes seemed to notice.

What's the worst problem you've driven with?
 

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My first car, 鈥77 Chevy Malibu, wasn鈥檛 equipped with power steering. My friends couldn鈥檛 understand how I drove that thing and never wanted to borrow it. Once I got used to it, it wasn鈥檛 so bad and I could turn it around anywhere.

Right now, the worst issue is the passenger side A/C not working. I just close the passenger vent, angle the drivers side to the right, and turn on the seat cooler if I get a front seat rider. Most get in the back where the A/C works fine.
 

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-- Worn wheel bearing that made the inside of the car at highway speed sound just like the cockpit of a WW2 bomber in old war movies
-- Warped front brake discs. Used to make strange toot-toot-toot noise under heavy braking.
-- Cracked windshield
-- Dim headlights. Pax used to keep telling me at night that my headlights were off. 07-12 generation Camry was the first Camry to use projector headlights and they just didn't build them right. The reflective material inside would flake off apparently.
-- Banging rear suspension on right side; suspected cause was taking too many 400 - 500lb land whale pax.
-- Dents in car body, sunburnt paint, missing wheel trim etc.
 

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My first car, 鈥77 Chevy Malibu, wasn鈥檛 equipped with power steering. My friends couldn鈥檛 understand how I drove that thing and never wanted to borrow it. Once I got used to it, it wasn鈥檛 so bad and I could turn it around anywhere.

Right now, the worst issue is the passenger side A/C not working. I just close the passenger vent, angle the drivers side to the right, and turn on the seat cooler if I get a front seat rider. Most get in the back where the A/C works fine.

Having your power steering go out is much much worse than not having power steering at all.


When I was 17 or 18 the power steering in my POS ford ranger went out and my dad did not understand just how hard it was to steer fighting the hydrolics compared to not having power steering at all.

I wanted to get it towed to the shop to fix and my dad said to just drive it the way it was for a month or 2.

I told him to drive it and prove me wrong.

Didn鈥檛 make it half a mile before he was calling for a tow truck.

He had to realize just how hard it was to turn with the power steering out to understand.

So when i say it鈥檚 worse it鈥檚 way way WAY worse.
 

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In the semi, going from Denver to Tacoma, mid August, I鈥檓 getting off the highway in Ontario, Oregon I hear a bang and hissing sound, suddenly my a/c stops. The a/c line where it connected to the condenser blew apart. Drove from Ontario to Tacoma back to Denver with both windows down, the wind noise was so bad, my ears were ringing for 3 days afterwards, sucked even worse, the passenger window was a manual crank, hit thunderstorm outside Umatilla as I鈥檓 crossing the river, no way to get the window up, had water everywhere. My boss called every Mack truck dealer on my route, no one had the parts in stock to fix it.
 

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Having your power steering go out is much much worse than not having power steering at all.


When I was 17 or 18 the power steering in my POS ford ranger went out and my dad did not understand just how hard it was to steer fighting the hydrolics compared to not having power steering at all.

I wanted to get it towed to the shop to fix and my dad said to just drive it the way it was for a month or 2.

I told him to drive it and prove me wrong.

Didn鈥檛 make it half a mile before he was calling for a tow truck.

He had to realize just how hard it was to turn with the power steering out to understand.

So when i say it鈥檚 worse it鈥檚 way way WAY worse.
I had a 65 G.M.C. truck.
All steel. Even the dashboard.
No power steering.
I took the big steering wheel out & replaced with a small padded steering wheel
Good workout.
 

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I just had the pleasure of having my power steering pump go Saturdsy night. I had 9 rides left for my quest so I turned up the fan and music to mask the noise, I made sure I wasn't in any tight spaces, and muscled that steering wheel. None of the drunk paxholes seemed to notice.

What's the worst problem you've driven with?
Similar , brake tab started squealing and I was 9 rides from finishing up a great Sunday , it was loud and I just kept letting them know it just started , changed em the next day , but was Embarrassed for about four hours
 

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Similar , brake tab started squealing and I was 9 rides from finishing up a great Sunday , it was loud and I just kept letting them know it just started , changed em the next day , but was Embarrassed for about four hours
You can bend those brake tabs forward with a screwdriver & have silence .
Probably with the tires on the car if you have rims with slots .
 
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