Having problems with your 2004 Ford Expedition ?

MY EXPEDITION HAS 93000 MILES. IT IS VERY HARD TO TURN AND THE WHEEL WONT RETURN. TOOK IT TO LOCAL FORD GARAGE AND THEY SAID THAT IT WAS RACK AND PINION, i CHANGED THE RACK AND PIION AND GOT AN ALIGNMENT, IT WAS GOOD FOR A DAY OR TWO, BUT KNOW I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THE PUMP AND ALL 4 POWER STEERING HOSES HAVE BEEN CHANGED AS WELL. I AM LOST. THE RACK AND PINION WAS FROM ADVANCED AUTO W/LIFETIME WARENTEE, COULD I HAVE GOTTON A DEFECTIVE RACK. I KNOW IT WAS A REFURBISHED PART.PLEASE HELP.

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Remove the intermediate steering shaft and check the universal joints for any evidence of seizing. very common issue. if you are removing the shaft yourself, make sure that the steering wheel does not rotate after the shaft is disconnected, or you will damage airbag components. it sounds like you have changed pretty much everything else, this is where i would go next. failing that, there could possibly be a seizing ball joint or tie rod, but typically that would start with a loud noise while turning long before you would feel stiffness. it would make sense that it is the shaft, because it would have been shifted around while the rack was being changed, temporarily freeing it up. good luck!
Hello. I believe you have already diagnosed your problem. This work is under warranty so definitely call them and make an appointment to have it fixed. This repair should be at no cost to you. Joe
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MY EXPEDITION HAS 93000 MILES. IT IS VERY HARD TO TURN AND THE WHEEL WONT RETURN. TOOK IT TO LOCAL FORD GARAGE AND THEY SAID THAT IT WAS RACK AND PINION, i CHANGED THE RACK AND PIION AND GOT AN ALIGNMENT, IT WAS GOOD FOR A DAY OR TWO, BUT KNOW I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THE PUMP AND ALL 4 POWER STEERING HOSES HAVE BEEN CHANGED AS WELL. I AM LOST. THE RACK AND PINION WAS FROM ADVANCED AUTO W/LIFETIME WARENTEE, COULD I HAVE GOTTON A DEFECTIVE RACK. I KNOW IT WAS A REFURBISHED PART.PLEASE HELP.


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