Power steering diagnosis
For some time, the power steering in our 02 Limited 4.7 has been very heavy. It is almost impossible for my wife to turn the wheel when stopped and it's difficult for me.
I did a quick survey of the system and saw that the pressure line from the pump to the fan had the typical looseness at the pump fitting and was leaking from that location. So I replaced the hose, bled the system and topped off the reservoir. The heaviness is still there, in both directions.
The vehicle isn't running hot, so I believe that the pump is likely OK (since the fan is getting good pressure) and that points to the steering box. Am I correct that the box is likely the culprit? I hate to just throw parts at it.
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