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    since the snow when i have been on tarmac my power steering has felt a helluva lot heavier than what it was before, i did **** a curb at about 5 mph tho and it did feel painful but im unsure if that could have done anything

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    ideas anyone ?

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    On the drive home the other night in the snow i thought the same !! got in the car next morning all ok. thought it was just my imagination. but now .... !

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    snow makes it very light when it goes it it does make it feel heavy

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    i thought that but my friend who has only driven my car twice once last night and once about a fortnight ago (both times he didn't have to drive on snow) he said he definitely felt a difference

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    Well the Vectras have speed sensitive steering don't they? Could it be the traction control and ABS is noticing the slippy surface and making the steering heavier to compensate?

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    Tyre pressures ok?

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    i didnt know that not sure if mine would have that its a 54 plate, i am getting a spanner light pop up when i start the car but im unsure if it means it needs a service or something else ive ordered op-com today but i dont know when it will get to me due to the weather.

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    tyre pressures are fine

    also pic of the warning light:


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    I could be wrong but think services comes up as INSP in there.

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