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2003 Navigator 4x4. Bought it that already change the

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2003 Navigator 4x4. Bought it that already change the suspenions airbags tp coil strings. The steering is hard even at low speeds
JA: Have you checked the fluids? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: fluid good. 175. 000 miles
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, other tahn checking fluid nothing. new to navigators
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

are the ball joints binding?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
doesnt feel like it
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

can you undo the outer tie rods from the knuckle and jack the frt end off the ground and see if it pivots freely?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
but Im thinking its the variable power assist
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
bought navigator and it had the suspension chained to springs
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

its very possible...usually its ball joints or steering gear...process of elimination

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
if ball joints and box check out then what?
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

then its generally the pump

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
ok, so eack and pinion or ball joints. I'll check that and see what happens. Thanks
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
that should be rack and pinion
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

steering gear aka rack correct....i did not say steering box...

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