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len
len 10/5/2012
1999 Ford Explorer XLT 6Cyl4.0L - Steering & Suspension
The steering is getting hard sometimes when turning
It seems that the power steering isn't working when I make a turn slowly .
When I give it some gas it helps and it starts working again
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  • clayton
    clayton 10/5/2012
    could possibly be the steering pump very common with this vehicle
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  • felplay auto repair.
    check for oil leak.
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  • clayton
    clayton 10/5/2012
    most of these vehicles get a collasp power steering hose
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  • HouseCallAuto
    HouseCallAuto 10/5/2012
    Check the lower steering shaft u-joint for being frozen. If one side of the u-joint is frozen the steering will resist turning for approximately half the turning of the wheel - example, loose - tight - loose - tight - loose, this happens as the frozen joint is forced to pivot causing tightness at the steering wheel. At least rule it out. This could also be a bad pump too.
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