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Recently I'm having trouble steering. - 1987 Volvo 240

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    Jeremy Reddick May 27, 2010

    Please provide more information on your steering troubles. Like its hard to turn the wheel, there is a grinding noise, at slow speed the steering is stiff, at high speeds the steering is stiff.

  • dsmith847 May 27, 2010

    It's hard to turn the wheel.



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These are very good cars and very simple steering systems. The power steering pump needs to be inspected. They use bushings to aide in holding these inplace. If there is an oil leak, the bushings become soft and will not allow the belt to remain tight thus causing a slip and reduce power function. Let me know what you find and if you need further assistance.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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    Kori Policy May 27, 2010

    If everything has checked out and is still giving an issue, we need to look at the condition of the fluid. You can drain and replace the fluid and see if it makes it better. If not look for leaks at the steering gearbox. The power steering pump would seem like the most likely cause. Again, great little cars!!



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