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Steering is squirrely, especially when tuning 90', Is this a rack and pinion issue or something else? Whirling noise, cold start up, Is this a loose belt or something more?

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SOURCE: 05 impala steering noise. Rack or Power steering pump

the power steering fluid is probly the first thing u should check if that doesnt fix it replace ur fluid pump,.the resevior should be right around ur brake booster and master cylinder,.hope u fix it and find it

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: RACK AND PINON DODGE RAM 1500 2005

if you have a leak from the back of the rack your sector shaft seal is defective. to replace it you need to remove the rack and do it on the bench.remove the locking nut and pull the seal from inside.if you are a rooky replace the rack with a rebuild one. good luck.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 windstar leaking power steering fluid

all the boot does is keep dirt from getting to the lip seal if its leaking youl atleast need to replace seal and boot i think on that model youl need a specialty inner tie rod tool to remove before you can get the seal out. if it was me i believe id replace the whole rack if you plan on keeping the rig long hope this helps please rate me thanks

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SOURCE: rack and pinion leak

It needs replaced a rebuilt unit cost $350.00 and you need the tools to remove the tie rod ends and you have to unhook the steering wheel, if you have a hoist it's not to bad but a do it yourselfer it's a pretty big job, the fluid is that color because it's sucking air into the fluid because of the leak and the shaking is caused by one side not holding hydrolic pressure because of the leak and wore out inner tierod ends. If you do do it you need a whole lot more information and much more instructions to do it, afterwords it will have to be alingned, having done it before and having the proper air tools I can do one in three hours. You might take a week but it would be a learning experince.

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SOURCE: replacing power steering hose and rack and pinion steering

when it comes to the power steering hose I would say just do it yourself. As for the rack and pinion it will probably cost you quite a few hours of labor. anywhere from 5-9. Its up to you!

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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Steering wheel turn all the way around no control


If your steering wheels turns all the way but your wheels don't:
This would have to be either a broken rack and pinion(steering gear) or the shaft between the rack and pinion and the steering wheel would have to be broken. This would need to be visually inspected to be sure which is the problem.

I would have to guess that your steering wheel is no longer connected to the rack (as opposed to something in the rack breaking). My best guess is that your steering column shaft snapped.

They can be replaced, and the necessary parts are sold, but it's not the easiest thing in the world to replace.

stick your head down under the dash on the driver's side where the brake and gas pedals are, and look up at the steering shaft (can't miss it). Now turn the steering wheel. Does that shaft turn?

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My steering wheel turns but it doesn't turn the wheels on the car... I dropped my girl off at work and came home and as I was parking it stated to Lock up on me, when I finally parked, the steering wheel...


Sounds like something broke. Either in the steering column or the linkage between the column and the rack and pinion. Take it to a reliable repair shop for examination and repair. Best case scenario is the linkage between the column and rack and pinion came apart but I have never heard of it happening. Worse case scenario you need a new column or rack and pinion. You don't say what make and model of your vehicle is.

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Whining noise from power steering pump, have ftted new pump noise still there


It is possible that your PS fluid is the wrong type or has broken down. There are differences in the composition, not all PS fluids are alike. Chrysler, for instance uses something different than Ford and the pumps will whine and fail if the wrong fluid is used. This may be true with Mercedes.

Check with Mercedes for specs for your requirements. It is possible that the rack and pinion which moves the front wheels has issues and is either leaking internally or is binding. Binding requires the pump to work harder. The output of your new pump can be pressure tested as well as the rack and pinion.

A transmission shop would have hydraulic testing gauges or Mercedes will. It may be cheaper to try and bleed the old fluid out of the system, front wheel off the ground. Then disconnect line to rack and pinion and work rack side to side to bleed fluid. Then install new fluid and see if it helped.

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My 2005 altima's steering is stiff. The PS fluid is good. Mechanic changed the serpentine belt that was cracked wondering if that would help, but it didn't. it is making no noise. What should i...


no noise when turning and stiff steering is usually narrowed down to 2 things. a bad power steering pump or bad rack and pinion assembly. the rack and pinion is most of the time leaking fluid when it is bad, but you stated the fluid is good. I suggest to remove the power steering reservoir cap , start the engine and look inside the reservoir. the fluid should be swirling if the pump is working especially when turning the steering wheel. if the fluid isn' t moving then the pump is most likely bad.

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A little play in rack and pinion


IF RACK GOES OUT YOU HAVE EXCESSIVE PLAY IN THE STEERING DUE TO WORN RACK..OR POOR RETURN OF STEERING WHEEL TO THE CENTER.BEFORE BUYING A NEW RACK PINION.CHECK RACK MOUNTING BOLTS FOR LOOSENESS.CHECK RACK PINION MOUNTING GROMMET.ALSO CHECK FOR LOOSE WORN TIE ROD ENDS.IF WORN THEY WILL CAUSE PLAY IN STEERING WHEEL.

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A few days ago my power steering started to get tighter and there is a feeling of something loose is left front. but after initial start no tightness or feeling or something loose just every once in awhile...


Normally when you get tightening at the steering wheel that means that the rack and pinion is failing. A rack and pinion can cause tightening then before you realize it your steering is back to normal. I would have it checked. Good Luck

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I have a feeling that there is something loose in my 2000 silverado 1500 pick up front end. Checked the front end and find nothing loose Replaced the rack & pinion on the drivers side, problem still...


There is a intermediate shaft between the steering column and rack and pinion that caused problems like this. Some of these were fixed under warrenty by dealers for a clunking sound in steering wheel.

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Problems with the steering


check if you got rack in pinion steering the mounting bolts for looseness .check tie rod end housing seats and the inner tie rod ball studs for wear.if all is good.your rack has worn pinion bushing and rack bushing.

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