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I have a 2004 Isuzu Rodeo and developed tight spots in the steering. Is there a way to tell if it's the steering pump or rack?

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    W burnes Apr 26, 2015

    Usually tight spots occure when strut towers lack lubricant or get excess dirt build up. This can also occur if strut tower bushings are going making hard turning and strain on steering system. Replacement of bushings can make a huge difference in steering.



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Have your mechanic check the small U joint in the lower part of column close to axle . My toyota just had similiar problem and that U joint was seized up . non greasable u joint and cost 300 to replace it .steers like a new truck now tho with 1 finger

Posted on Apr 26, 2015

  • Brian Strayer Apr 26, 2015

    Thanks Ray ill check into that. The pump and rack are both somewhat expensive so I didn't want to just start buying parts.

  • ray gallant Apr 26, 2015

    I had my pump replaced at the tune of around 500.00 and that was not the problem it was that U joint



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SOURCE: replacing the power steering pump on a 1998 isuzu rodeo

Remove low pressure and high pressure hoses (this one could be hard to break loose). You might want to have an oil pan handy, to capture the oil. Disconnect electrical sensor. Remove the bolt that holds belt tension adjustment plate. And finally remove the bolt that holds the pump in place. It is bolted from the back and located at the right lower corner of the pump if you are facing the front of the car. Remove the pump assy. I could not remove belt pulley at home, no matter how hard I tried. Ended up taking it to an automotive shop and they removed it in no time, using one of those "pneumatic impact guns". Assemble new pump. Fill the reservoir with PS oil. Make sure both of the front wheels are off the ground, start the engine and slowly spin the steering wheel back and forth for about 5 minutes or untill screeching sound stops and the liquid in the reservoir stops foaming. That will bleed any air that is in the system. Don't go all the way to the end of stroke. Good luck.

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SOURCE: water pump replacement 96 isuzu rodeo

Remove belt, fan, fan shroud and fan bracket. Remove timing covers, timing belt and water pump. Replace timing belt and the hydraulic tensioner with new ones. I suggest you get a mechanic to do this as you can easly get it out of time. Not an easy job.

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SOURCE: 2001 Isuzu Rodeo 4 cyl 2.2L 2WD that is overheating

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