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The steering is very stiff nearly impossible to turn wheel

Had shocks changed could not drive the vehicle out of Speedys work shop

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    rjspinney Jan 05, 2013

    IT did not work but. thanks.It is still very hard to turn



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Hi spinner, put a jack under the middle of the front axle and try to
see if the steering gets any easier as you take the weight off the
wheels. if it does, look at how you have put the new shocks on
and also make sure that they were the same length as the ones
you took off. did you remember to put the springs back on ?

Posted on Jan 03, 2013


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SOURCE: Power steering is stiff at tight left turn.

You need to look to your power steering system. First check your power steering reseivor for proper amount of fluid. If you can see the fluid when you open the reseivor, there's enough fluid..
Next, check deflection in the power steering belt. Should be no more than a 1/2 inch of movement in the center of belt. Be sure the engine is off.

If all this is ok, problem can be in the power steering rack and pinion unit. These can not be repaired, only replaced.
One last check. With engine running, have someone slowly rotate the steering wheel completely from side to side while you watch the wheels to determine if they are traveling through a complete turn. If not, this can also be a problem with rack and pinion.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

There's a chance that the ball joints need grease. This should help, however once they have started to make noise like that due to lack of grease, they usually have gone bad. Replacement may be the only remedy. Hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Creaking sound while turning steering wheel

You might have the lower swing arm bushing checked mine slid of the bushing but stayed in the cradle on the passengers side.Only made noise when ibacked or turned sharp left.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Stiff steering

Check fluid and make sure it filled enough,(make sure that its actually power steering fluid in there and not something else added by mistake for ex. antifreeze etc) make sure there are no leaks. Check power steering belt and and make sure its tight NOT loose or slipping. From personal experience with these vehicle you MOST likely cause of this problem if all the items above are GOOD is a bad power steering pump.

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SOURCE: kia sedona 2004 steering wheel would not

sounds like either the power steering pump or the power steering rack is failing.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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