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What could be the problem when the steering works when you pull it up on rack and will not turn when your are trying to mow?

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the tumblers inside the lock are jambed. you will need a new replacement lock cylinder

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SOURCE: 94 Camry steering hard to turn like it has no power steering. It has the rack replaced and steering knuckle replaced

Does the power steering have fluid in it. Is the belt on the pump. With it running take the cap off of the pump and see if fluid is moving around. If u feel the steering knucle is to tight u can also take the tie rod off and see if it turns free. Also go back to who fixed it and say its not right, Make it right. Most garages give 12 month or 12.000 mile warranty.

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Just put new power steering pump in 2009 f350 but steering still tight could this be a faulty pump or do I need to bleed system

Does the pump still whine? How did you purge the air? Fords have always been a pain. So I do them all the same (newer ones could be different, But) When I replace a pump or rack or hoses, I pull fuses to keep the engine from running. With the engine running the pump turns to fast and will not purge the air, causing the fluid to come out of the PS pump vent down the road. What I do is pull those fuses, crank the engine and turn the steering wheel at least ten times from one side to the other. Left to right is one time. This method works every time. Old Fords to new ones. You could have bought a bad pump, But the rack and pinion could also be bad. Things to look for on the rack leaks are, Fluid around the boots, Fluid from the top of the gear to the steering shaft, and fluid from the bottom cover of the steering gear, Right below the steering shaft. Any of these indicate a bad seal. But the main seal is in the center of the rack. It can be bad and have no leaks. this is uncommon though.

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if your going to replace the rack and pinion make sure you pull the screw completely out of the rack. there actually is a place on the round splines made to receive the screw. you should see a place rounded out for the screw to go through. if you still have problems with getting it out you can try to use two flat screw drivers to pry up on the rack where it goes down on the splines. make sure that you have your wheels straight when you put the new rack back in so that the rack will turn the wheels properly to the right and to the left the same amount of turns each way. keep your steering wheel straight so that it is in the right way that your able to see your speedometer and dash lights or gauges. make sure that your steering wheel is straight across horizontal. let me know if this helps you. god bless

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