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Power steering probloms

Hard to turn the steering wheel

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Check for low power steering fluid. If the Fluid is at the proper level. "DO NOT OVERFILL". Then Check that the Power Steering Pump is working. Is the Serpentine Belt On the Pump Pulley? When you start the engine does the pulley spin? DO NOT TOUCH IT WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING!!!
Do you get any Weird Noises when you turn the steering wheel?

I am focusing on the Power Steering Pump because if the pump is working properly there really isn't much else that could cause hard steering.

Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Um... the video didn't demonstrate anything, only showed the steering wheel and the key.

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