If your vehicle is hard to steer or you intermittently have trouble steering, it could be one of the following problems...
- Power steering fluid is leaking in one of the lines, in the steering cooler, in the steering rack or in the steering pump. The low fluid level will make the pump work poorly, which make the steering wheel hard to turn.
- The steering pump has failed.
- The fan belt that runs the pump may be loose.
- The steering linkage is binding.
- The steering rack is damaged internally.
Most hard steering complaints are caused by a steering fluid leak in one or more of the components listed above.
We will inspect the system and give you an estimate for the repairs. Most of the time we must clean off all the leaking fluid to isolate the leak.