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The steering wheel is very difficult to turn and it has power steering

I have replaced the steering rack and checked all fuses but the cluster still reads steering assist and still it is to tough to turn the steering wheel.

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It may be an electrical problem. Steering assist can incorporate a solenoid, and even a controlling module in some cases, to regulate the pressure flow of the power steering fluid, thus increasing or decreasing the effect of the power steering. At slow speeds or stopped, it should be allowing full power steering assist. So a light is on? It has probably communicated to the pcm to set a trouble code. Have a shop check it out.

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Yes it is the Rack. Passing fluid because of cold seal problems. The call back has expired due to years gone by.

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Hi Norman,

Sounds like the adjustment may not be correct on the power steering belt, with the tension not being enough, after you replaced the belt ?

Try giving it a little more tension, and go from there.

Hope I have been of help.

Good Luck !

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Check fluid and make sure it filled enough,(make sure that its actually power steering fluid in there and not something else added by mistake for ex. antifreeze etc) make sure there are no leaks. Check power steering belt and and make sure its tight NOT loose or slipping. From personal experience with these vehicle you MOST likely cause of this problem if all the items above are GOOD is a bad power steering pump.

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i would check the power steering fluid level. if thats ok. then i would bet its your power steering pump. other possibilities although rare are :
if its power assisted rack and pinion, rack may need to be replaced if its damaged or corroded on the inside. or could be a pinched hose in the power steering hose routing. Wrong fluid in the power steering pump (causing the valves to swell shut) this happens when quick lube places put the wrong fluids in the wrong places. ( i went to one and they put the wrong fluid in my brakes and had to have my master cylinder replaced and brake system flushed... yes they denied it still cost me 350.00) also could be damaged suspension parts causing the resistance to your steering. hope this gives you some leads to find out whats up.

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