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I also have a Sienna 2004 with the same power steering problem. It goes through some stiffness points as I turn the steering wheel. I checked the power steering fluid and it was missing a little bit. After adding some to the appropriate level, nothing changed. No evidence of any leaks anywhere either. I still have the same problem though. Not sure if I should go to Toyota or some other garage, like a Canadian Tire to have them look at this. When driving, the steering does not go back to the straight position after turning. This takes you off guard as you suddenly need to re-straighten your wheels. I find it dangerous to drive the van. Any ideas what the problem can be?

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This sounds like a rack and pinion problem

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