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HARD TO STEER ON A DL

1987 Volvo 240 • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 160 miles

I'm having trouble steering a 1987 volvo 240 dl. The car sat for about a year, before hand it drove fine, now it steers extremely hard, making it undrivable down the road. Checked powersteering fluid and that was fine.
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Whiskeymick
January 4, 2011.




Jack up front wheels off ground does it steer easier?

Docfixit
Jan 4, 2011.
I replaced the power steering pump today, which made it a little easier to turn, but still turning hard. When I turn the wheel it just doesn't want to move, and it feels like it hits harder spots as it is turning. I wasn't able to jack it up yet to see if that effected it.

Tiny
Whiskeymick
Jan 5, 2011.
Suspect a steering component binding such as rack, ball joint

Docfixit
Jan 5, 2011.
I jacked it up and the hard steering goes away. What is the issue then?
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Tiny
Whiskeymick
Jan 28, 2011.
I jacked it up and the hard steering goes away. Whats the issue?

Tiny
Whiskeymick
Jan 28, 2011.
Hard steering goes away once car is jacked up. What is the possible issues now?

Tiny
Whiskeymick
Jan 28, 2011.
Faulty rack

Docfixit
Jan 29, 2011.

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