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Power steering hard to turn

Steering wheel hard to turn on way out of parking lot or setting at idle. It's fine when you are going down the road. The steering wheel doesn't shake and the tires don't bounce and fluid is not leaking from the power steering reservoir. Thanks.

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  • Marc Taylor Apr 01, 2014

    Make sure the belt is in good condition and tite.

  • Harrison Bond Apr 06, 2014

    Like the other solvers, I would have someone in the truck with the engine running an look to see if there is something you can physically see with your eyes or if you hear something out of the ordinary. Most people don't think about the steering until it acts up. Power steering with pumps should have the fluid changed occassionally like brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, etc. There is one other thing to consider that was a common problem for older the Tahoe, Yukon, Suburban, and basically all full size GM trucks. There was a problem with the intermediate shaft on the steering. The symptom was usually a slight rattle or knock when making a slow turn when hitting any uneven surface. At one time they would "pack it" with a lubricant but my experience was that was only temporary and only lasted maybe a year. I complained straight to Chevrolet and they gave me a $150 repair voucher to fix it the next time it happened. The dealer replaced the shaft with the repair voucher and I have not had any issues with it since and that was about 9 years ago. I don't think this is your problem but there could be an outside chance it might be if the other repairs don't fix it and if that shaft was not properly repaired and is worn out. I would try flushing the fluid or replacing the steering pump first as those are the most common problems with regard to the symptoms you stated.

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Engine running ask someone to turn steering wheel for you . Look for power steering hose move like there is pressure. and noise from power steering pump . if not change power steering pump
You don't really need power assistance when moving on the road ... where you need it more specially in parking or not really moving
hope it helps

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the problem could be contamination in ps fluid.i would flush the system and replace fluid first .if that does not solve the pronlem you most likely need power steering pump. the steerjng box is very unlikely.

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the power steering only turns good when your accelerating then the pump is bad .it will not build pressure unless the pump runs faster ,replace the pump its about $300 installed at a shop.please rank this thanks.

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