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Kia Sorento LX: I have a 2006 Sorento. It drives fine but

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I have a 2006 Sorento. It drives fine but when making a 90 turn the steering wheel will not turn back on it's own. Thoughts?
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You are saying when making the turn,there is no power steering when turning the wheel back correct?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, that is correct. We have to manually turn the wheel back to center.

Ok the issue that you are describing is the steering gear/rack and pinion is internally failing and loosing the pressure it has to have to operate the power steering. This is a fairly common failure and replacing the rack and pinion will solve the issue.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Is that a DIY repair or into the shop we go?

This is a tough job that requires a bit of labor the steering gear runs the width of the front end of the car. I would suggest letting a shop handle this one.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Well since my husband just replaced the power steering pump that was perfectly fine, I agree. Into the shop it goes.


Thank you for all of your help!

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