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My kia sportage 1999 has a hard stearing wheel and will make a purring sound when veered to the right.. what do you think is the problem. if a component/part needs replacement do you know the specification? can you provide me with a sketch or diagram? thank you

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Mcdevito75 here, Sounds as though you have a problem in the rack & pinion steering, that is where the power valuse to direct and assist with power steering are located, that is a shop repair item only. If I;m right figure $175.00 ---- $250.00

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

Testimonial: "thank you for the immediate reply ... but is this rack & pinion just repairable or has to be replaced... honestly i find it difficult to look for a part if i dont have a picture or image .. sorry if i have ask too much ... but again thank you ..."

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    Michael C. De Vito Jun 17, 2010

    Hello Joe, the rack and pinion is a solid unit thet gets replaced. It"s a shop job. Mike D75

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    Michael C. De Vito Jun 17, 2010

    Hi Joe, a Picture even if I had one might not be too much help for you as the rack and pinion is as wide as the front wheels and is under the car the front wheels are connected to this rack and pinion unit With a lift at your local shop they can show it to you. Mike D 75

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    Michael C. De Vito Jun 17, 2010

    Hello Joe, the shop will replace your old Rack and pinion with either a new or rebuilt.

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