A weird thing has happened to me twice in the past month. Oddly; both happened
as I was pulling into the same parking lot of the local store...
The symptoms are that the steering becomes very "hard" but jerky hard -- as if
the power steering pump were slipping -- but the belt is fine & the resevoir is
The 1st time it happened, I kept trying to turn the wheel; but it never
"recovered" until I stopped & started the car. Today I gave the wheel a good
quick "yank" and it cleared up.