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Sometimes while at a standstill and you turn the steering to move forward there is a knock (seems to be coming from the rack).If you are driving and corning you do not get any knocks I have a 2006 rav 4 with a 2 ltr engine from japan

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Sound like a bad power steering pump

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The rack and pinion is going bad,an additive will help,and maybe fix the problem,the rack gets worn,and the additive fills in the worn places,it is called lucas power steering additive.

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