On or around Wed, 23 Mar 2005 00:42:12 GMT, Peter Sheppard
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>This relates to a 3 door, 1993 diesel discovery 200Tdi
>In the last few days the steering has become very stiff and won't
>naturally centre. This leads to difficulties cornering and a tendency
>to over correct.
>There are no obvious leaks in the system and the drive belt is tight.
I assume you've checked there is actually oil in it? :-)
>Any suggestions where to look first? Power steering pump, power
>steering box, steering column? How do I tell if the fault is power
>steering pump or steering box?
Try jacking the front wheels off the ground (axle on stands, say) and see if
it turns easily like that. If it's stiff, you've got something mechanical
making it stiff. if it turns readily with no load on it then there's a
not guaranteed, but most likely. A buggered swivel bearing might make for
stiff steering, though it ought to be obvious in other ways.
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