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I have a 1999 f250 7.3l diesel truck and the powersteering harderns when turning like the fluid isnt flowing the way it should and the system has no leaks and the fluid level is at the correct level. what can cause this type problem, please help if you can

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Firstly check the belts for tension ,then if ok i would jack up vehicle and disconnect track rod ends and check the wheel by moving it from side to side in case a ball joint has collapsed or corroded up because the rubber boot has come off .then check the pump pressure and the rack but first the lower and upper track control ball joints

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