That's called "morning sickness" and is real common on GM front-wheel-drive cars. It's caused by pressurized power steering fluid bypassing the teflon seals in the rack and pinion housing due to grooves worn into the soft aluminum. The problem will clear up when the fluid gets warm. Eventually it will affect turning in the other direction too.
The fix is a rebuilt rack and pinion assembly that has been modified with a stainless steel liner to prevent that from happening again.
Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 6:56 AM