Why is my power steering very stiff?

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Asked by Jul 29, 2013 at 07:33 AM about the 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2006 Saab 9-3 has a stiff steering problem when it is stationary and it only goes away after I move. But it is not the same anymore, feels like steering joints are the issue. Any advise?

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Could be the power steering pump, a control valve, the rack itself. Have it looked ASAP by a competent mechanic.

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Thanks Tom. my guess is the rack, but will take your advice and have it checked ASAP.

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Might want to look at these owners forums too; there are threads about the P/S there: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206016 and http://www.saablink.net/forum/car-problems-new-9-3-only/40896.htm

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Hi< thanks for the answers. My mechanic had a look and found that it was the power seering pump that needed fixing. So is it worth it to recondition it or get a new one?

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Remanufactured with one year warranty $115...could not find price for new, may be dealer only, and that would cost you your first ~born child.

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Did the replacement fix your issue? I'm having the same problem.

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