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Power Steering Pump Caused SMG Failure????
Last week on my way to work I suddenly got the transmission malfunction message with yellow cog. Car went directly into D and limp mode. I pulled over and turned the car off then back on, hoping it would reset things. Malfunction message went away and I got back on the road, however there was a massive delay when shifting into gears. I pulled over again and tried to power cycle the car and the car would not start at all. Had it towed to my indy and after diagnosing I was told that the power steering pump is going out and because it is linked to the SMG it caused the transmission malfunction. I have never heard of this happening. Has anyone else, does this sound legit? They want 2k to replace the power steering pump and I was told that he won't know if this caused damage to the SMG pump until after they replace the power steering pump....