Q: Hard to turn.

asked by on

My truck is hard to turn.

The power steering most likely has an issue either in the pump assembly or in the steering rack itself. The fluid level in the system needs to be full with the proper fluid. This is done with the engine at operating temperature and the fluid level should be at the FULL/HOT mark on the power steering dipstick. If a groaning sound is present when turning the steering wheel with the engine on and the fluid level is full then the power steering pump is most likely the issue. If the fluid level is full and there is no power assist you may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic to assist in the diagnosis and repair of the power steering system.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hard to turn.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: When installing a new water pump and thermostat on my 1989 Pontiac grand Prix should I use gasket sealer or silicone grease

In your application, the new thermostat comes with a new rubber seal which is the entire gasketing solution for the thermostat housing. Nothing should be added as that may interfere with the seal. The water pump uses a paper/fiber gasket....

Q: My car car won't start because my brakes are locked

The vehicle can be repaired on a mobile basis at a location of your choosing, however, if the vehicle is not "parked", it will have to be towed to a safe location. If the brakes are locked, it sounds like...

Q: Bad gas in tank of 1994 Pontiac Bonneville

The first thing I would check would be for codes on the computer. If there are no codes present you could have a clogged catalytic converter. This is where the honeycomb inside the catalytic converter becomes so clogged that it...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...