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Steering very stiff on 07 KW

The steering seems very stiff on my '07 KW T2000. Plenty of steering fluid in it. I have 8 trucks and give each a test drive from time to time. This one was not so stiff the last time I drove it about 6 months ago.

The T2000 has a very BAD turning radious, but that is not the issue. The issue is that it is difficult to turn the wheel, as if it was manual steering instead of power steering.

Any ideas?

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How do you check for a bad pump?

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Bad pump?

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If you go to Kenworth or a shop that specializes in power steering they can put a pressure gauge in line with the power steering system and read the pump pressures. You possibly have a bad one. Have you changed the power steering fluid filter? ''italic text''

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Good call on the filter, they are supposed to be changed every 60,000 miles, a lot people never change them.

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Something you can do yourself is pop the steering arm off the top of the steering gear box and check the cross bearing joint I've had two of them run out of greese... worth checking anyway.

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i had this kind of problem not too long a go on my 05 Volvo.It was steering shaft(steering arm).If you don't change it on time,it will separate internaly causing you to completely loose steering ability.Original steering shaft was non-greasable kind,replacement shaft is greasable.If your steering shaft(arm)has any excesive up-and-down movement it's probably bad.

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Have a FL century mine also went bad stiff up when hitting rough road and tight to turn. I change the whole steering column and gear box. Now it turns so smooth

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