To me it sounds like the rack and pinion. There are bushings that go bad in them causing this problem. When you lift the vehicle, it is easier to turn. As a result, there isn't enough pressure to place a bind in the bushing. I will say that when they go bad, usually they leak. However, the rubber boot usually will hold the PS fluid that leaks out.
Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 10:12 PM