Power steering is failing

Tiny
COOPEDUP
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,300 MILES
The power steering in our minivan is failing when turning to the right. It also makes a loud grinding type noise while turning. How can you tell if it is the power steering pump or the full rack and pinion that needs replaced?
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Thursday, January 10th, 2008 AT 4:22 PM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY
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Normally this is a steering gear issue when you are having issues turning one way and not the pump. The pump does not care which way you are turning as it supplies pressure the same way no matter which direction you are turning.

Here is a guide that will help with this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/power-steering-problems

Below you will find the process on how to replace the gear which in your case is a rack and pinion steering gear.

Please run through this material and let us know if you have other questions. Thanks
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Sunday, July 11th, 2021 AT 7:52 PM

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