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Power steering when i turn my steering wheel left it doesn't work but it will work when i turn right what would be the problem?

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Hi do you mean the power steering works ok right but its hard to turn it left if this is the case jack it up disconnect your track rod end on the left side see if the suspension leg and hub assembley moves freely if so the do the same to the other side if this moves freely the vavles in your steering rack are stuck closed you will need to replace or overhaul yates210456

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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Hi Hollings,

You description was very good, I need to ask for a specific.

When you turn to the left, the wheel is stiff like the engine is off or does it turn smoothly but the vehicle doesn't turn or seem to respond.

I'm trying to rule out broken mounts,

Also, if the wheel is all the way to the right, is it difficult turning back to the left the whole way, or half way. See where I'm going.?

Please comment back your findings

Best regards
Mike

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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it sounds like the steering gear needs to be replaced cost varies about 500 plus alignment

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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