Power steering pump problem

Tiny
KEITHSR1
  • 2005 KIA SPECTRA
  • 127,000 MILES

The power steering pump freezes / binds up when I turn my wheel no matter if engine is cold or hot. I have replaced the pump and all belts. All belts are tensioned properly. I'm at a standstill. Can a high pressure hose cause this? It's not leaking nor does it look damaged in any ways. Looking down into the pump while running it appears that the fluid is moving. The only thing I can think of other than that would be the rack. Am I missing something? Is there a way to test each item?

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Friday, December 14th, 2012 AT 1:08 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Yes the high side hose can definitely cause this problem. What happens is the inside of the hose comes apart which can sometime stop the flow of the fluid, I would start there and see what happens.

Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken

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