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Please help me figure out my power steering issues

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Old 04-01-2019, 02:17 PM
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Please help me figure out my power steering issues

Hi all, I am having an issue with my 06' r53's power steering and I can't quite seem to figure it out. A few weeks ago my steering got rather heavy and developed what I can best describe as a lump in the steering. I replaced the power steering pump and it got slightly better but it is still heavier than stock and the lumpiness persists. I'm not sure whether it could be the power steering rack or the lower section of the steering shaft. I've never encountered a problem like this so I figured I'd throw this up here to see if any of you have.
Thank you for any and all help,
David
 
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:39 AM
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Check that steering shaft, it can bind at the bottom. Hitting it with some WD40 or PB blaster can help for a short time.

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Old 04-05-2019, 03:54 PM
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Thanks for the info I'll be sure to take a look at it tomorrow and try some grease I'll post again if anything interesting comes of it.
 
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