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Hard steering I have a 2005 chevy Colorado crew cab 2WD z85 suspension. I recently almost got into an accident and had to brake very hard. I avoided the accident but soon after that, my I notice I could turn to the left with no problem, but to the right the steering wheel would get very hard to turn. I was advised to replace the steering pump, but this did not help. I was advised to flush power steering fluid and this did not help. turns great to left ,but sometimes very hard to right. 3.5 I5 engine automatic. Is this the steering rack and pinion or a problem with my steering shaft. Dealer is not sure.

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It is probably in your steering rack and pinion, if you have rack on your truack otherwise it is in the steering box, you would be surprised to know how many time the main shaft gets twisted in an accident then causes steering problems

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MY SUGGESTION TO YOU IS THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO GO TO THE DEALER FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT WILL COST YOU 3X AS MUCH AS IT WOULD AT A PRIVATE SHOP.THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT ONLY THE DEALER CAN HANDLE,BUT ANYONE CAN DO THIS ONE.IVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 20 YEARS.

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try lucas power steering stop-leak. drain some of the fuild and then pour that in. it is for surging rack & pinions, not just for leaks. if that doesn't work then you may have a defective rebuilt rack.
check power steering pump pressure, might be weak.

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sadly it sounds like the rack and pinion is going bad..rebuilt units are available ...you'll need a 4 wheel alignment after replacement.  Get this fixed as it very dangerous and will only get worse

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This is a known problem and has been increasingly noted by sedona owners. Steering shaft becomes corroded making vehicle steer hard. They say due to salt but if you live anywhere it snows you cant avoid it.

Model/Build Years: KIA / SEDONA 2002-2005
Service Bulletin Number : TSB-019 NHTSA Item Number : 10027724 Summary Description : KIA: INCREASED STEERING EFFORT. IN AREAS WHERE HEAVY ROAD SALT USE OCCURS, INCREASED STEERING EFFORT AND NOISE (FROM STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT) FOR SOME SEDONA. *PE


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