HARD TO STEER ON A 1987 VOLVO 240 DL

  • Tiny
  • whiskeymick
  • 1987 Volvo 240
  • 4 CYL
  • 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.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 7:39 AM

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  • Tiny
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Jack up front wheels off ground does it steer easier?

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 AT 1:56 PM
  • Tiny
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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.

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 AT 12:22 AM
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Suspect a steering component binding such as rack, ball joint

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 AT 2:44 PM
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I jacked it up and the hard steering goes away. What is the issue then?

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Friday, January 28th, 2011 AT 7:11 PM
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I jacked it up and the hard steering goes away. Whats the issue?

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Friday, January 28th, 2011 AT 7:11 PM
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Hard steering goes away once car is jacked up. What is the possible issues now?

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Friday, January 28th, 2011 AT 8:34 PM
  • Tiny
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Faulty rack

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Saturday, January 29th, 2011 AT 5:13 PM

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