1996 Lexus ES 300 6 cyl Automatic 220000 miles
I just drove my car from Michigan to Arizona and since I've gotten here, my steering is hard (I have noticed that its after the car heats up a bit too). I have to fight it to turn curves on the highway but more when I'm in the city. Sometimes it gets so hard (mainly when turning) and I can't move it at all and I have to turn the car off and turn it back on then it is fine. I replaced both belts and the problem is still there. Power steering fluid looks fine/full. No whining or any sounds really. Just hard to turn. Mechanic thinks it's either the power steering pump or the rack and pinion. Now these are both expensive jobs so I want to get some advice on what I should change first hoping to fix the problem the first time! I really appreciate the help! Thanks!
Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 2:52 PM