My steering wheel gets hard when turning without much flooring. Once on the road the steering calms down. Please advise if you have knowledge on thisissue . Oh yeah I checked the steering fluid and it was good. Thanks...
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there is no connect between brakes and steering so for the present pass on the booster idea
when the wheels are no turning ( like when stationary) the steering is normally hard to turn as there needs to be movement for the rubber to move on the road ( old manual boxes were well known for this)
I suggest that the power steering is low on pressure and because you notice it more under brakes I would have the power steering pressure tested by an accredited steering specialist shop
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
It is normal for a car without power steering to be difficult to turn the wheels when the car is stationary or at very low speeds. Once you are moving above say 10 mph the steering should be fairly easy.
I'm going to agree with the rack conclusion. Keep in mind I can't see it for myself. If you take the load off the front wheels, you should be able to turn the steering wheel without effort. If the effort changes while turning the wheel, the only things affected would be the rack and the column. If you notice it turns ok with the engine off but not with the engine running, it could be something with the pump or one of the lines, or still something with the rack.
a bad idler arm/pitman arm,
You will have a hard time trying to keep the car going straight, it will wander all
over the road.
Road walking. When the vehicle wanders back and forth in the direction of travel and it is difficult to keep it straight.
When sitting still, there is considerable play in the steering wheel. It can be moved considerably with no resistance.
When sitting still, and with the front wheels off the ground, it is possible to move the wheels side to side without the steering wheel moving. If there is to much play in the steering wheel or side to side movement of the wheel when the vehicle is stopped could indicate there is a problem with the idler arm.
Hi the steering lock could be causing you the problem try turning the steering wheel hard left whilst turning the key and do the same hard right.
it may be hard to turn but you should find once you have moved it slightly it will unlock allowing you to turn the key so dont adjust the steering wheel turn it to the right as if your trying to turn to the right and if this dont let the key turn turn the wheel to the left it only needs to move slightly to allow the steering lock to free the key,
doing the above should solve you problem
give me a shout back if you have any further problems ok
Worn steering components which allow the steering wheels to travel too far either way,hop underneath and get a friend to move the steering while you have a look for movement between the components, or a power steering component like relief valve. Its a bit hard to know without seeing the vehicle, i suggest a steering and suspension specialist like pedders or similar.These guys can do a safety inspection only, if you want to do the work yourself. Cheers Timo.
It very possible that the new power steering pump is defective. I would take it back for a possible warranty issue.
I'm confused about the part where the water pump damaged the power steering pump. The power steering pump doesn't require any cooling from the water pump. The power steering pump only needs the belt to run it properly.
Intermittent hard power steering, at the begining of the turn of the steering wheel, once disturbed past the hard part, works normal.
Had fluid change, I notice a sensor, on the control block tower of the rack, is this at fault ? thanks buckleyeng.