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I have replaced the power steering pump on my 2004 Kia Sedona, now the steering seems hard to turn and it's only been 4 months when I had it repaired. Do you think it's the steering rack now ?

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Try this trick ,put some engine oil around the top nut on the suspension leg look under the bonnet and you will see it ,then leave their and put some more on after it soaks through to teh bearing underneath ,cant guarentee it will work in your case as something else may be wrong but i have cured many a tight steering problem like this so now i do it everytime i service a vehicle

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