OUR STERRING IS VERY TIGHT AND DOES NOT TURN ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2004 Pontiac Montana
  • 85,000 miles

Our sterring is very tight and does not turn right or left while driving, very hard, we have taken to the machnic who put the fluid and fixed the leack but still problem. The fluid is full,

what can be problem and how to fix it please

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 6:28 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 25,273 posts

This is a common problem caused by worn teflon seals inside the rack and pinion assembly. Actually it's not the seals that leak; it's grooves worn into the soft aluminum housing that allow the pressurized power steering fluid to bypass the valves. A pressure test will verify you need a new rack and pinion assembly and an alignment. The power steering pump can be weak too but that is less common. The pressure test will also identify that.

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Monday, October 22nd, 2012 AT 7:37 PM

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