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I changed the rack and p/s pump have bleed the air from the system on my 1996 ford explorer awd 5.0 and now when turning the steering wheel pulls back the opposite way you are turning.

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You had the truck aligned after you
installed the new rack ?

If possible, and it should not be,
are the hoses reversed on rack ?

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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