Chevy Equinox Has No Power Steering


Power Steering problem with my 2006 Chevy Equinox. Many warning lights. Jump started because dead battery. My Equinox has no power steering is very stiff, no power assist. The service stability light is on. Check engine warning on dash. Many other indicators on as well. This all started after we had to jump start the battery because my son left the key on for a long time. Did a computer blow up? What can i do to fix it. It does start and run normally, just the lights and no steering.

Answer: This is a common problem we have been seeing with these vehicles as well as Pontiac Torrent, Chevy HHR, and Cobalt. Improper jump starting causes the main 80 or 100 amp fuse to blow. This causes the power steering, and ABS and other computers systems to not have power, therefore do not function. Check this fuse with a test light just like any other fuse. Improper jump starting will also cause codes to be stored in many of the other on board computer, and may cause one or more to fail and need replacement.

A scanner with LAN (local area network) capabilities is need to scan the computer for codes and further diagnosis to determine if any of the other computer modules are damaged.


No Start After Battery Replaced

2007 Chevrolet Equinox.

I had to jump car battery was dead car was fine for a week had to jump again took battery out put in new one now car won't start everything works dash lights radio but car won't start.

Answer: Be sure to check all of the fuses. A common thing to happen is to blow the main fuse in the under hood fuse box.

Chevy Equinox Main Mega fuse Location.


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  • Guest - Tommy

    In reply to: Guest - Bryen

    Did you check both sides of the fuse? One side has power in, the other power out.

  • Guest - Danny chavez

    In reply to: Guest - Tommy

    I checked both sides of fuse. There is continuity. Still no power steering!

  • Guest - bnod

    hello there, i had a problem of engine cranking for a while and stall in a second when releasing the ignition key. its toyota prado gX 5lE engine of 2004 model

  • Guest - Natosha

    My 2007 Chevy equinox power steering went out so I parked and turned it off for about 5 min and started it and it worked fine. A couple days later it did it again. Anyone K of what the problem is?

  • Guest - A. J

    I have a equinox 05 and the power steering dsnt work and I think this don't have the fuse or this come in other part of the truck, or need to change all the system?

  • Guest - Charlene

    In reply to: Guest - A. J

    Started up my 2007 equinox an soon as i pulled off i lost my power steering fuses are not blown

  • Guest - David

    05 equinox with power steering issue but can't find fuse don't have the black 80 that's n picture were is it

  • Guest - Danny chavez

    If I've changed the 80 Amp mega fuse, checked continuity which was good, checked all fuses, good, but still no power steering. What should I look for next? Mechanic thought maybe a bad new fuse. Fuse is good! Need help!

  • Guest - Corrine

    I can't find the power steering reservoir in my 2005 Chevy Equinox LT

  • Guest - Mike

    My daughter has a 2009 Chevy equinox and her power steering stopped. I went to check 80 amp fuse but there is no fuse. Any idea what else it may be?

  • Guest - LiLI

    Not sure which size relay fuses belong in the 2008 Equinox 3.4

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