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Power steering a stiff and once completely failed

Power steering a little stiff and does not easily return to centre. Had the power steering pump replaced last year with no improvement in steering.
With steering wheel at 45deg I can feel slight stiffness.
New event: Went on vacation for 2 weeks. Came back, drove the vehicle and experienced a power steering failure or something. Very difficult to turn the wheel. It would come and go for the remainder of the drive.
I raised the front off the ground, disconnected the tie rods to isolate the steering. Its not the suspension ball joints. Its the steering system.
Not sure what else to check. Get a system flush is my next move.

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    toneman2121 May 23, 2010

    sounds like the steering rack assembly

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2014

    Got it sorted out. I installed an inline magnet filter 'Magnefine' onto the power steering line. Its amazing. Every week it feels better. Its been 6 months now and the steering is perfect. Better than new. Such an inexpensive fix too.

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Check the hoses are not closed up and causing a restriction also check the relief valve.

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did u check the catalyst is it loose inside..see how much back pressure from the exhaust u r getting

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You need to Replace the Power Steering Pump. That is also the Noise that you are Hearing.

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SOURCE: Key will not turn to start vehicle.

Try pushing in the key while turning the wheel either way. And jiggling it. This happens because the steering locks for the car's protection. If we park it with the wheels turned, it locks in that position. If that does not work, you may have to call a good mechanic to help you.

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take it to a brake specialist and have them check your power booster for your brakes.

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