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My Ford Ka steering is very heavy, power steering

My Ford Ka steering is very heavy, I have checked the power steering fluid and it appears to be fine. I have also just replaced my front left wheel as I had a flat tyre but the pressure seems to be fine on all wheels.

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It could be the pump, or you could also be low on power steering fluid. First off, check the level of the fluid and make sure it's adequate. Next, you can "burp" the power steering system easily, which will get rid of any air bubbles that could be in there. Easiest way is to jack the front end off the ground (both wheels), start the engine, take off the power steering fluid reservoir cap, and turn the wheel side to side as far as it'll go, several times. This circulates the fluid through the system and pushes any bubbles in there up to the reservoir, where they'll float up to the top and "burp" into the air.

If neither of those things works, you may have problems with the steering rack and pinion, or possibly with your suspension (check the tie rods, inner and outer, as well as the bushings in the various suspension pieces).

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Check the idler arm and pittman arm, then the tie rod ends for ANY play. The pittman arm is the one on the steering gearbox that connects to the tie rod, and the idler arm is the one that connects from the tie rod to the frame. Replacing the parts is a pretty inexpensive and straightforward job, but you will need to have the wheels re-aligned afterwards.

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The all wheel drive will not effect the steering. I'd start with the steering fluid as it may be low or beginning to break down. I assume this issue is new and has not always feelt heavy; if so this might be the pump failing or the steering rack which the pump delivers fluid too.

I hope this may help,
Tom

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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if wheel is offline then the person who done the tracking is responsable and take the car back to them and get them to put it right .the correct way is to adjust each track rod end a little bit not all the adjustment on one track end ,which throws out the wheel alignment .this means that you lose steering lock on one side .THIS IS COWBOY BODGE JOB .If they cant or wont put it right then take it to someone who can and report them to the office of fair trading and make a legal claim for the job to be put right

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Check your power steering fluid to make sure it is full. Sometimes these require a flush that will flush out entire system from build-up.

Also check undercarriage for any bent bars or ripped boots on cv shaft.

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