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Q: New power steering pump and hoses. The fluid is good too but it's hard to turn the steering wheel. What causes it?

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Car overheats amd power steeerong wont turn fluid is good and new pumo amd hoses what is the cause

My car has 255000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in. Assuming the ...

Hello, thanks for writing in. Assuming the power steering system has been properly bled, and there is no more air in the system, I suspect the pressure relief valve in the pump itself is stuck, not allowing pressure to "assist" steering effort.

If you need assistance with this, I would recommend having a steering issue inspection completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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