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Old 11-14-2017, 06:01 PM
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Default Steering hard to turn when cold

I have a 2007 Maxima and when cold starts or in the morning my steering is hard to turn, once the car is moving under normal conditions it is find, I had belts replaced a few months ago because of squealing, the hard steering has been going on for a year, no leaking
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:17 PM
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If you don't have loss of steering fluids, then the issue could be in the suspension like the tie rods (inner or outer). Have your steering and suspension system inspected.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:31 PM
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It could also be that the P/S pump is failing. A pressure gauge for P/S systems would be needed to confirm, but unfortunately, it's not a common tool to have even in many shops and dealerships.
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:04 AM
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Does it usually happen after the car sits over night? Does it feel tight for a quarter turn of the steering wheel then feel normal for the second quarter turn?
Binding u-joints on the lower steering shaft is common on these.
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It just feels like the ps pump like its a lot of pressure to turn when first cranked or cold
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