CarTalk.com Blogs Car Info Our Show Deals Mechanics Files Vehicle Donation

Steering problem

I have a steering problem with my 1994 VW Golf. When the weather is wet every once in a while the steering wheel does not want to move especially making sharp turns. Can anyone give me a clue what the problem might be? Thanks,

It sounds like the belt that drives the power steering pump slips when it is wet. The belt probably has picked up an oil film and slips on the pulleys. I would replace the belt and clean the pulleys with alcohol.