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Can you turn power steering pump by hand if seized up

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If the pump is truly seized, then no. However a pump can spin but not be able to pump sufficient fluid to assist steering.

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SOURCE: the steering on my h2 has gone very stiff on right hand turns but is normal on left hand turns would this be a problem with the Saginaw power steering box or the pump

as the pump just supplies pressure the fault would be in both directions--so eliminate the pump
It could be the valve body in the steering box or failing hoses from the box
I suggest that a diagnosis by an accredited steering specialist may save lots of money

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