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I turn my steering wheel (right or left) on my 94 nissan pick up and it turns half a steering wheel before the tires actually start moving .. any suggestions?

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Replace power steering pump may have bad impeller

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Sounds like a belt, and possibly the one on the power steering pump which may be the sepentine belt. Could be caused by power steering pump pulley resistance or the belt tensioner bearing. Try a visual check with motor running. Be careful of moving parts!

Posted on Jun 06, 2012

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