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The steering is extremely hard. We replaced the power

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Hello! The steering is extremely hard. We replaced the power steering pump but the steeringwheel is still hard. My vehicle is a 2004 Ford Freestar. Any recomendation?
JA: Do you have the car's service manual? Does the car have airbags?
Customer: Yes we have the manual. Yes, it has the airbags.
JA: Are you fixing your Freestar yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, it is been fixed by our mechanic. They replaced the power steering pump, but it didn't work.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Well, our mechanic checked the rack and pinion and it looks ok. Any way, the replacement of the pump had no effect at all. I am just trying to help them by looking for information. I don't know it this is a common problem or if there is something else that is not been done....
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
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Have the front steering and suspension components been checked to see if anything is worn which would make it hard for the wheels to turn left and right. If you hold the rpms at 2000, in park does the steering assist get better? Any odd noises coming from the pump?

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Hello Chris here again,

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Thanks Chris