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Power steering car is hard to steer sometimes ,like power steering isn't working. power steering pump has been replaced

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  • pslaw Jul 29, 2008

    Same situation on an 89 G20 van. Replaced pump - worked fine for 2000 mi. Then a loud pop and steering went suddenly. Pump is working. There is some slight leakage at the gear box. It is equally hard to move the tires with engine on or off while the front end is off the ground. Is it a bad box or something else?



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Where is the power steering located on a 97 buick lesabre

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Support front wheels off ground. Chock rear tires, get an assistant for safty. Start engine (do not put in gear) step outside of car and manually turn wheels left and right by hand. Cut off engine. Turn key back to release steering lock. Manually turn wheels by hand again. If it requires the same ammount of strength to turn wheels, then Rack and Pinion is bypassing internally. Solution... replace rack & pinion.

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