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Groaning when steering wheel turns

Groans when the steering wheel is turned left or right even if the car is sitting still.

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Checking and topping up fluid I assume has been done?

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This is a trickey one, you have to shake the steering wheel, Left & right sideways,While holding the key over. You may need help with this.

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SOURCE: Is it the power steering pump or the line that's leaking?

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SOURCE: steering wheel very hard to turn left or right

The steering gear-oil must be filled to its proper level.
Next, make sure your balljoints, tie-rod ends, rack & pinion assembly are properly lubricated.
Wheel alignment, low tire pressure must be ok.

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SOURCE: Scraping Sound When Turning Left and Right & Steering Locks Up

Careful - a long time ago there was a recall on Toyota's T100 steering wheel shaft. It could fracture - and might cause the problem you seem to be having.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t102511.html

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