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Car steering wheel is very hard to turn left, turning right is fine. Power steering fuild is full. What could cause this and how much is it going to cost me?

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It sounds like the steering gear needs to be replaced cost varies about 500 plus alignment

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When i turn the steering wheel more to the left it makes a scratching sound. i can turn the wheel when the car is parked and it makes the sound as well.


it maybe low on powersteering fuild or there maybe a leak in the power steering fuild so its low or u could have a bad pump or a bad belt goodluck

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My car has started to squeal when turning the wheel to the left or the right. It only does this when I turn it hard to either side. I only hear this noise when I am going through a parking lot slow.


Many times a serpentine belt will get hard and glazed. When you are turning it takes more friction to turn the power steering pump and the belt will slip causing a squeal sound.

Check the belt. If it has a lot of little cracks in the ribs, replace it. If it looks good try belt dressing. If it still makes the noise you may have to replace the tensioner that holds the belt tight. Not a big deal to do it only has one bolt that holds it on.

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Car turns fine to the right,VERY hard to the left.No visible leaks,power steering resevoir is full.Any suggestions? This is a 99 Deville with a Norstar v8,32valve.


I would suggest changing the flexible brake line that goes to the right wheel. They corrode where the bracket is clamped on that bolts to the frame. There is more pressure going to the wheel than coming back to the resevoir so the pressure won't release on the caliper causing it to pull to the right. Might be a good idea to replace both sides while you are at it.

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Steering is hard to turn


If it is hard to turn in both directions check power steering pump fluid level. Also with both front wheels off the ground key on engine off, turn the tires manually at one of the front tires and turn with the steering wheel engine off. Check for binding (they will require effort to turn) you are looking for a change in effort.

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The power steering pump is normally connected or driven by the engine with a V-belt. A loose belt can cause squealing as soon as the power steering come under load (e.g. steering left or right while stopped).

Check the tension on the V-belt directly connected to the power steering pump. This may need replacement.

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Steering wheel jumps along with clanking noise when wheel is turned hard.


jack up the front wheels one at a time, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right or left and turn the wheel by hand. i think you have a bad u-joint behind the front wheel(s). if you have a bad u-joint then the wheels won't turn smoothly.

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