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I have a Rav 4 that has a stiff power steering wheel, Yes it

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JA: Hi. What do you want help with?
Customer: I have a Rav 4 that has a stiff power steering wheel
JA: Have you checked the power steering fluid? Will the wheel turn at all?
Customer: Yes it turns but I feel like I am working out lol. There was some noise before and it turned fine.
JA: What year is your RAV4?
Customer: It is a 2002 or 1
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I put some fluid before but the noise persists
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Everything else is fine on it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

If you have a leak in the power steering system, you will draw air in. This will make the pump unable to build pressure, causing noise and the steering to be hard to turn. Check the lines and rack for leaks. If no leaks are found replace the power steering pump.

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Thanks Dan

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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Thanks Dan