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Power steering I just bought a 93 lexus ls400. The power steering fluid was low. I filled that. The wheel is very hard to turn under 5mph. Over 5mph is fine. No noised or squeeks. Any suggestions?

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  • ellioshee Aug 17, 2008

    my ls400 power steering has similar problem. steering is normal at high speeds.then hard when trying to park .i put in new pump new rack still have the same problem

  • bkline3225 Sep 20, 2008

    I have 1992 LS400 (145,000 miles) that does the same thing. No noise, but is hard to steer at very low speeds. Does fine at higher speeds. It is also hard to steer as it de-cellerates (ie. slowing down on an exit ramp from the hi-way)

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    The car also has no power. The battery is new. I think when I exited the car after listening to the radio the steering did not go to lock because it will turn. Is there a easy fix?

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There is a loud squeak on the front of my 1991 ls 400. The squeak is near the alternator. Any one no what it is?

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Hi Offroad, I think that the noise is coming from the belt which driver the steering pump. Replace, tighten correctly and it should be fixed. Regards John

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