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HARD AND STIFF STEERING

Steering becomes stiff and hard to turn. I notice the appearance of the word EPS on the dashboard. Please, what is the cause and immediate solution as I am stranded on the roadside.

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It won't hurt to drive it. Steering will just be stiffer without the power steering. Once you are moving, it will be easier to steer.
Don't know the problem, a shop will have to check it out. But it is okay to drive it.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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SOURCE: kia sedona 2004 steering wheel would not

sounds like either the power steering pump or the power steering rack is failing.

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SOURCE: steering becomes difficult sporadically

this could be one of 3 problems .1 are you low on fluid ,2 bad power steering pump.3 bad rack and pinion .

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 kia sedona

I had the same thing (hard to turn, especially in cold temps, wouldn't return to straight.....). Since the power steering fluid was full, I decided it had to be "gunk" in the fluid, so I took my '03 Kia Sedona in to have the power steering fluid flushed & filled (over $100 I think!).

No better. So I took it to another mechanic and he said that the "U-Bolt" had frozen up. He changed it (part was $117 and labor was 2 hours, for a total cost of $350ish) and it's good as new now!

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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