STEERING IS VERY HARD BUT WHEN WARM A LITTLE ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1998 Suzuki Esteem
  • 234,000 miles

Steering is very hard but when warm a little, then become a little difference. There is no leak anywhere and the steering oil is correct to its level.

Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 10:40 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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  • 25,273 posts

If the power assist is easier in one direction than the other, there is internal leakage inside the rack and pinion steering gear. That almost always clears up, at least partially at first, when the fluid warms up.

If the power assist improves a lot when you raise engine speed, it is most likely due to a worn pump.

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 10:49 PM

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