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Steers hard when turning around in the drive or when turning left or right from a stop sign, have replaced the power steering pump, new rack & pinion, new high pressure hose, had car aligned, am completely stumped

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  • marciegb46 Feb 03, 2009

    accessory belt is installed correctly to the main pulley, also it is never low on power steering, always carry some with & check it often

  • marciegb46 Feb 04, 2009

    we have finally found the solution- replaced lower ball joints and problem is gone- steers great. Thanks for the help.

  • Kuya Louie May 11, 2010

    are you using an oem tires?

  • joe May 11, 2010

    is the accessory belt installed on the new pump to the main pulley?

    have you checked the power steering fluid level after running the car & turning back & forth for a bit? sounds like its low.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    replaced rack and pinion and now it makes noise

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Try lucas power steering stop-leak. drain some of the fuild and then pour that in. it is for surging rack & pinions, not just for leaks. if that doesn't work then you may have a defective rebuilt rack.
check power steering pump pressure, might be weak.

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