I got the power steering rack replaced today on my 2002 Ford Taurus.
The first thing I noticed is that the steering feel is now stiff
compared to what it used to be OEM. It's got a remanufactured rack I
Is the steering supposed to be stiff on the car while the rack is still
new? Does it need some breaking in time first?
My next question is, is the steering speed sensitive on this car? It's
the SEL trim level. How does that work. The steering pump will spin
at different speeds. How does it know when to give more steering
assist and when to give less of it? I do not see any wires the plug
into the steering pump. Is there a wiring harness that plugs into the
steering rack that regulated the amount of assist?
If the stiffness isn't normal I should get this sorted out right away.
I don't remember it being stiff like then when new but that was years
ago. It might have been a gradual change from firm to soft as the car
aged. Such a thing would have gone un-noticed.