Problem Symptoms Table

Use the table below to help you find the cause of the problem. The numbers indicate the priority of the likely cause of the problem. Check each part in the order shown. If necessary, repair or replace these parts.


Suspect Area

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Hard steering

1. Tires (Improperly inflated)

2. Power steering fluid level (Low)

3. Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)

4. Steering system joints (Worn)

5. Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)

6. Steering column (Binding)

7. Power steering vane pump

8. Power steering gear


51-8 51-18

Poor return

1. Tires (Improperly inflated)

2. Front wheel alignment (Incorrect)

3. Steering column (Binding)


Excessive play

1. Steering system joints (Worn)

2. Suspension arm ball joints (Worn)

3. Intermediate shaft, Sliding yoke (Worn)

4. Front wheel bearing (Worn)

30-17 51-18

Abnormal noise

1. Power steering fluid level (Low)

2. Steering system joints (Worn)

3. Power steering vane pump

51-8 51-18



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