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Old 03-07-2014, 11:31 PM
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For I'd say the first 7 to 15 minuets of driving my power steering is so easy to turn it feels broken. Then after that amount of time it stiffens up and stays that way? I have enough fluid and no leaks. Little dampness on lines.

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Old 03-07-2014, 11:48 PM
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Fine. Normal tire wear as far as I can see

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Old 03-11-2014, 11:17 PM
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For I'd say the first 7 to 15 minuets of driving my power steering is so easy to turn it feels broken. Then after that amount of time it stiffens up and stays that way? I have enough fluid and no leaks. Little dampness on lines.

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Just replaced my pump.. but I had a noisy pump and not issue with steering. But it could still be. Put a stethoscope to the pump and see if it is making grinding noise inside. If so I would change it before your steering box gets ruined. See if you have sparkles in your fluid. sparkles are basically pieces of metal coming from your steering pump grinding away slowly...

Incidentally i replace my pump with one from oreilly car parts. it was rebuilt. Works beautifully and at a fraction of the price.

And that is all I know.

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Old 03-11-2014, 11:19 PM
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For I'd say the first 7 to 15 minuets of driving my power steering is so easy to turn it feels broken. Then after that amount of time it stiffens up and stays that way? I have enough fluid and no leaks. Little dampness on lines.

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And if you change the pump, change out all the hoses... I think I changed out 4 different hoses ( maybe more ). also you must change out your reservoir too as this has a built in filter.
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