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2000 celica gt hard to steer, has plenty of PS fluid no odvious sign of leaks , pump appears to be working ( seeing bubbles with engine running

While driving heard a loud whine and noticed steering was getting harder and harder as I slowed down

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SOURCE: Power Steering pump appears to be leaking but is full????

Just guessing. Could it be a warped brake disk? That would cause vibration. And vibration in steering might conceivably cause splashing out the power steering reservoir. You would know if the disk were warped by a shudder when you brake at hight speeds.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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the windstar is very common for leaking powersteering racks, one way to check is to squeeze the boot that goes over the inner tierod and onto the steering rack, if it is squishy you will require a new steering rack

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SOURCE: power steering stopped, fluid level

return line on rackanpinion needs aclamp

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SOURCE: 2003 Toyota Prius Hybrid, Power Steering problem

I don't know about hybrids, but on most vechiles, you check power steering fluid with engine running.

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 Honda Accord V6 and it makes a

Probably the "O-Ring". Should be a cheap and quick fix. (O-Ring is $1.25)

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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Heavy steering (not caused by neglected low tyre pressures) is usually related to a problem or failure with the power steering pump system.
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1. Is the serpentine belt slipping on the power steering pump pulley because it is old and worn and needs to be replaced? If it is slipping it will likely be slipping on other pulleys also.

2. You have allowed the power steering fluid to run low and the PS pump is starved and is sucking air. Running the fluid low will damage the PS pump and the steering rack. Low fluid in the PS reservoir is normally a sign of a fluid leak in the system. A leak could be on a system hose, in the PS pump or in the steering rack.

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