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Power steering only works when i hit the gas otherwise it is about impossible to turn

My power steering only works if i hit the gas then it turns real easy but if i dont hit the gas it is really hard to turn

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SOURCE: poer steering. it is really hard to turn

the most likely cause of this is a failed power steering pump.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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SOURCE: steering wheel hard to turn on my 1989 toyota camry

power steering belt broken or fell off, or the pump is out of oil. The pump is down on the right hand side (passenger) between the fire wall and the engine. You should be able to see if the belt is still on. Check the resevoir for oil. It is on the same side. It's a little plastic pot with a dipstick. Let me know how you make out.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: steering hard in 97 dodge dakota

This problem is always caused by a defective rack and pinion steering unit, flush the system and replace the rack.

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SOURCE: i hit a curb really hard and when turn to drive it

You've probably bent an axle or other part, or at a minimum knocked off a wheel balance weight. Jack up the car off the wheel that hit the curb (support at the jack point on the body, not the under the suspension), block the other wheels so the car can't move, then put the transaxle in Neutral. Turn the wheel by hand. It should turn freely with no wobble, ticking or dragging sounds. Start slow, then try to spin it as fast as you can. Next, wiggle the moving suspension parts to check for anything loose, and inspect for deformed components. Replace any bad parts you find, then take the car to an alignment shop. Ask the shop mechanic to check the wheel balance before starting work in case you have a bent rim (although you probably would have found this yourself when you had the car up on the jackstand).

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SOURCE: power steering is hard to turn at times, fluid is

does it make noise when turning ? when installing new power steering pump with both front tires in air on jack stands or jacks start and fully steer right fully steer left repeat a couple times and shut off now pump is bled place on ground and test....by turning take a drive....

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