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2001 ford escort, has a catch in both Directions when steering

2001 ford escort, has a catch in both directions when you turn the wheel and a noticeable skip in steering. It is starting to worry me safety wise as it is my wifes car and we have little kids. Any help would be great?

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    2002 ford escort -- catch in power steering -- usually onl when you turn to right. fluid and belt are ok.

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Check for low power steer. fluid,loose pow.steer.drive belt,defect.steering gear,

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