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Old 02-06-2019, 03:32 PM #1
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New problem with steering

First it was a grinding sound coming from the right side when I turned right now its extremely hard to steer left or right
I just had my dealer replace the pwr steering fluid a few weeks ago no air is in the system either any ideas on what could be causing this stiff steering?

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Try spraying a lubricant into the u-joints for your stearing shaft. You can get to it through the driver side wheel well or from underneath driver side if I remember correctly. If that fixes it just be aware that you may have to do it again in a week or two then it should be fine. This is assuming the u-joint is not beyond help. I had this happen 4 years ago and bought a new half shaft, but sprayed it while i waited for it to arrive. I ended up spraying it 3 times and never had a problem since. Still have the new shaft in the box, lol.
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I sprayed some lube in mine then added grease on top of it and it's much better. When it warms up I will probably replace it. I think I'd find a new dealer if they don't know about this common issue.

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Yeah the tech was with me outside and straight up said he doesn't know what it is the second nearest dealer is over a hour away from me I'll take a look at these suggestions and see if I can figure it out also when they put the fluid in they never topped it up and they got some air in the system brought it back they fixed that and now its overfilled New problem with steering

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