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Car steers like its manual.

I had to replace my rac k system after an accident as the system was destroyed. I put a used rack in and it drives like its manual steering Why?

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Your power steering pump is probably bad, or you could just be low on fluid due to a leaky hose to the rack and pinion. tighen any loose fittings. then service it. if this doesnt fix the problem, go to an auto parts store and purchase a fluid suction device,to **** some fluid out into an empty water bottle, cost $8 dollars, and purchase some" Lucas" power steering stop leak. Don't use too much, as this stuff works so good that it might cause it to lock up,it did on me so i just let the pump idle for about two minutes and it worked ...i know all this because i just got finished trying this in my Car which had a daily leak, and i just got tired of filling it up every week. four days now and the pump is much less noisy now, and i put a piece of new carboard under neath the engine to monitor this so called snake oil to see if it worked...and i be Damed! its not leaking, and it steers like a new pump. Remember, only put in about half, if it doesn't fix the leak add a little bit more and this is what i did... i went to a shopping center to were i could go up and down slowly and make a lot of full turns to work the stuff in, Caution: Never ever crank a steering wheel to full position on any car, if you do crank it, you'll hear the pump straining, just ease off it a little, you dont want to damage the pump. If this doesn't fix it, you probably got a defective rack.
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