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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:23 AM
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300tdi Power Steering question

Ok, I've searched and searched... But I have an embarrassingly dumb question.

I just got my first Land Rover Defender, it's a 1995 300tdi, and I don't know the first thing about them...even though I am pretty mechanically inclined.

I am a US expat living in Tunisia, so local mechanical help is hard to come by.

So, here is the dumb question:

How hard should it to be to turn the steering wheel if the power steering pump is working properly?

I've driven strictly mechanical steering trucks before, and this one (which is supposed to be power steering) is much harder than any of them. Is it just a Defender quirk, or do you think I need a new pump?

When it is barely moving, I need to use a lot of arm strength to turn the wheel, and I'm not a little guy...
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:27 AM
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have you checked the fluid level ? does it whine when you are trying to turn it? belt there?
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:29 AM
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I am not near it (at work), and I just got it yesterday... But, I can tell you it does not whine...I'll check for level and belt when I get home. Thank you. Sorry for the silly question...
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Old June 8th, 2015, 10:37 AM
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It should be as easy to turn as any other car. Lots of things that would need to be looked at.
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Old June 8th, 2015, 11:01 AM
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Great. Thank you, I'll start checking.
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Old June 8th, 2015, 11:02 AM
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I recently bought a truck with stiff steering and it pulled to one side. It passed the quick idiot tests looking @ the components. After breaking the tie rod just moving the truck in the yard to mow under it, I found that one of the tie rod ends was completely frozen inside the boot.
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