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90 LS 400 power steering very hard to turn. Replaced pump 4 times thinking it was a defective pump. Replaced rack. Bleed system holding RPM at 2500 turning left and right for hours. No air bubbles in fluid now. Still hard to turn at all speeds (however easier than with the engine off) Hard time parking.

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SOURCE: What should it cost me to replace the power

$1500 to $2500

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Lexus LS 400 high pressure hose replaced

The leak could be in the steering rack.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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U NEED TO FILL THE COOLING SYSTEM AND SEE IF THAT HELPS.THE ENGINE HAS A COOLANT TEMP SENSOR THAT THE PCM USES(AMONG OTHER THINGS)TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH FUEL THE ENGINE NEEDS.IF THAT DOES NOT HELP RECHECK THE TIMING MARKS

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SOURCE: 1994 es300 hard steering

42284519try checking solinoids

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SOURCE: cost to fix rack and pinon in 1992 ls 400 lexus

labor will b around 250.00

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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