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2015 TC XLT power steering electronic issues

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My 2015 TC XLT has and issue with power steering. Upon start up the power steering doesn't kick in for 5-10 seconds. Just started happening at 55k. 

 

No codes or faults. No dashboard indicators. 

Any ideas? 

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Check the fluid level.  It may by that simple.  But if you are low on fluid, you have to wonder where it's going.  Check for leaks.  Power steering has a pump.  Power steering pump should be working, since it does eventually "kick in" after 5 or 10 seconds.  Check the electrical connection.

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13 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

Check the fluid level.  It may by that simple.  But if you are low on fluid, you have to wonder where it's going.  Check for leaks.  Power steering has a pump.  Power steering pump should be working, since it does eventually "kick in" after 5 or 10 seconds.  Check the electrical connection.

 

Gen 2's have EPS, electric power steering, so there's no pump, no fluid and no leaks

 

Whatever his issue is, it won't have anything to do with those!

 

Don

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There must be a switch on the steering shaft to signal the assist to turn on sounds like it must be sticky when the car sits.

is it every time you start the car or just when it sits for a while ?

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There's a unit called a "Steering Angle Sensor" that does a self-check every time you start the van. A few times now, I have turned the wheel too quickly after starting the engine (during the self-test) and it sets off a whole chain of problems. Each time, I end up having to disconnect the battery for a few minutes to reset everything and get the van drive-able again. So now, I specifically wait at least 5-10 seconds before I even touch the steering wheel, lol. 

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9 hours ago, jrm223 said:

I have turned the wheel too quickly after starting the engine (during the self-test) and it sets off a whole chain of problems. Each time, I end up having to disconnect the battery for a few minutes to reset everything and get the van drive-able again. So now, I specifically wait at least 5-10 seconds before I even touch the steering wheel, lol. 

Great info.  Being old I naturally take more than 5-10 seconds to start to do any thing!

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