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CHEVY DIFFICULT TO STEER CAR

1994 Chevrolet Lumina

Steering problem
1994 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

We've been pretty much told the car needs work on the tie rods. Unfortunately, what we were told was vague: just that they needed to be worked on. Doing some research, I know something could be wrong with any of the following: the inner/outer tie rods, tie rod ends, ball and socket, etc. We don't know which it is, though.
Here are the symptoms of the car: The *EDIT* steering wheel *EDIT* turns to the right easily, but the car struggles to turn right, ending up turning very, very wide. I do have a jack and will soon have some jack stands, I want to put it up, take off the tires, and figure out specifically what is wrong before I start getting quotes on repairs. Any thoughts?

EDIT: I changed the wording so it'd make a little more sense.
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Akphelps
June 30, 2008.



Id suspect steering rack unless you have something completely frozen

Tiny
Mastertechtim
Jun 30, 2008.
Thanks Tim, I re-worded my post a bit, advice still relevant?

Tiny
Akphelps
Jun 30, 2008.