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Power steering problem

My steering wheel is very thight to turn. what can be the cause? does the fluid need to be just changed or is my pump going out? the power steering service light is on.

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The light will not go on for a "service change" There is an issue, it can be the pump or the or the actual unit itself. Since this can be a safety issue - I would recommend going to a certified dealer as soon as possible.

Posted on Feb 19, 2014

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SOURCE: power steering hose cme off causing atf leaking

If the hose clamps onto the rack & pinion,get a new clamp (replace the hose too,its probably worn)Reinstall it.fill the p/s resovoir,start the car (when the fluid gets low,add more fluid)It will make moaning noises.Just make sure the new hose isnt leaking.Turn the steering wheel back & forth a few times,top off the fluid,turn the wheel again,you should be ok.If the hose bolts on to the pump,you will need to change the hose with a wrench.(fluid replacement is the same way.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Power steering fluid leaks quickly out 1989 Volvo 740 GLE wagon

The most obvious places are the Power steering rack itself - at each end, and the hoses that are attatched to it.
A leak at the pump is easily spotted.

Hoses are cheaper to replace than seals on the rack (which may require a new unit)

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Volvo 960 power steering not smooth

Flushing is recommended. Have a look at the upper and lower couplings at the steering rod just before the steering rack which could be jammed.

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