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Power steering very hard

I have a 95' Pontiac Grand Am and I'm Having problems with the power steering, I have replaced the Rack and Pinion, Power steering pump and the front Struts and the steering wheel is still very hard, Please Help!!

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    the power steering stick at cold starts ,then after it loosens up it makes noise at stops

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You need to have the power steering pump pressure tested, this will determine if it is the cause of the hard steering issue

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Lift up the front of the car and see if you can steer the car on the tires. your [problem may be what mine was and the u joint on the tilt wheel is bad not the power steering at all. Hope this helps.

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