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Was driving straight at 40 mph and car steering jerked hard to the right and then left

Also it felt like the steering was going to lock up.Checked the fluid;fluid level good but noticed the cap was pushed up and nearly off with fluid on the top of the cap?

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You\'d better have your rack and pinion (the steering gear) checked. That is where the power steering pump sends the fluid to and returns from there. Something is wrong for it to jerk like that. There must be some undue pressure for it to push the cap up-something like a blockage, perhaps. I would have a shop look at it. It may be time for a new rack and pinion gear. If it comes to that, be sure and have the old PS pump and lines and PS reservoir flushed or cleaned out. You don\'t want any of that old fluid to ruin the new rack. Check for dirt, crud, or sludge in the fluid.

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check power steering hoses. for leak it sound like fluid getting on belt causing slipping.causing alternator problems.alternator cant charge if belt slipping.fluid getting on exhaust manifold making it smoke it also can catch fire.so look at power steering pressure hose sound like it rupture causing lost fluid and hard steering.

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The fluid does look bad. It should smell pretty awful also. I sounds to me that the pump is going bad. How much of the fluid did you change? The majority is held in the rack and pinion. If you want to try to squeeze a little more life out of it try mobil 1 synthetic fluid. Should bring the pump temps down a bunch.

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sound like torque converter problems.scan it to check torque converter.make sure it is applying and releasing .if not you got a bad torque converter solenoid.or a stop up screen.restriction in oil passages .or the o-ring seal cut or damage.also check for low oil pressure.

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i have ran into 2 issues in these vehicles---if it binds while sitting still also, check the steering shaft, i have found the u-joints in the shaft tighten up and binds dangerously tight---if they are free, sounds like you may have a steering box issue or restriction in a line---hope this was helpful!!

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