Hi all. I purchased the car in February from the original owner.
Clunky and shaky steering, some annoying play in the steering wheel &
almost unreliable steering too at higher speeds when critical left hand
(at intersection) turning needed. When i first looked at power
steering pump resevoir it was mighty low, and I am nearly 100% sure
that it is power steering fluid leaking from underneath my car near the
pump area. My mechanic tells me that the steering rack is loose and
that my car is dangerous to drive. He says that the steering rack that
bolts into the frame of the car somehow got detached and already was
reapaired previously poorly by someone else. I just bought the car a
few months ago and he is talking about welding the rack to the frame
where the bolts should have been installed and set in correctly before.
Does any of this make sense to you all???
My mechanic told me that this is a common problem he has seen on other
K-cars. Any input would be appreciated. My worry is that once the
work is done on this, that I'll need additional front end work
done.....I do need to get an alignment done after this kind of service
is done on my car don't I?
Thanks a million