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alignment shop overtightened the steering box never had a p/s problem
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Hello, my name is***** for the question. If they over tightened it in some cases it can be loosened back up and it would be fine. In other cases this will damage the box beyond repair. The spool valve or the bearing gets damaged and causes this. Did you take is back to the shop?
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