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Replaced power steering pump hard to turn only at idle

Steers fine when car is moving, but is hard turning when pulling in or out of parking

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Unless the tow truck operator hooked up to the wrong thing the tow will have nothing to do with it.

I have never heard of any connection to the transmission and power steering, so the chances of the transmission repair causing the p/s failure is pretty low.

Is the repair shop reputible? I would recommend a second opinion from another shop.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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this is going to be a power steering pump or rack, i would replace the pump, but it will be one or the other sorry no simple fix let me know what happens thanks

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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Well it could be the pump itself going bad or a short in the wiring, possible clogged fuel filter. There is a valve what looks like a tier valve cap on the fuel rail if you can get you hands on a pressure gauge and hook it up, you should see the pressure increase and decrease, if it does not start looking elsewhere.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: vibrates while parking or turning the steering wheel slow

no try brining the revs up a bit the load is to high for the pump if the revs come up the pressure comes up to it will make it easier to turn hope this helps

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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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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