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Stiff Steering you mean? What size wheels do you have and the pump and rack you installed, where did you buy it?
When you buy after market parts, they can certainly play a factor in the steering operation. The parts could be the cause of why it's so stiff.
As long as you have the factory size tires on the car I can't see that being the problem. I have seen after market Racks and Pumps cause stiff or loose steering issues.
I know you are trying to save money by using after market parts. But this is the result of it I am afraid. I have encountered this before with after market parts. Not so much with the steering rack joint. But the Rack or Pump I have.
How long have these parts been installed in the car?
I would have agree'd with you years ago about after market parts. But it seems these days they are not as manufactured with the same care as 10 or more years ago. It just seems from what I have seen, in the past 10 years a total change in quality of after market parts. Especially Electrical!!!
How long has these parts been in the car? Do you know if you removed a Original Steering rack or a after mark one?
That was the old steering system you just removed that you once replaced?
I really wish I knew the tires sizes. If the car has to big of a tire, that could be the issue.
Did you try changing the power steering pressure switch?
That is the only other thing I can think of other than the parts causing this.
Let me know.
That image has the pressure sensor. This signal could help turn on more steering assist when turned.
Or there is a restriction in the Power Steering cooler.
If it is not either of those two items I listed then it has to be with either the after market pump or after market rack causing the steering to be stiff.
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