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whats up guys...

well this is my second post. I have been reading the forum day and night trying to learn as much as i can about camshafts, intakes, exhausts, and all mechanical stuff about mustangs since i have very little knowledege in that area and I love mustangs too much. Anyways, I have noticed that when I turn it feels like my steering wheel weighs a ton, and I usually have to steer the car back into place it wont do it by itself like any other car. Can anyone help me figure out what the problem is?

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whats up guys...

well this is my second post. I have been reading the forum day and night trying to learn as much as i can about camshafts, intakes, exhausts, and all mechanical stuff about mustangs since i have very little knowledege in that area and I love mustangs too much. Anyways, I have noticed that when I turn it feels like my steering wheel weighs a ton, and I usually have to steer the car back into place it wont do it by itself like any other car. Can anyone help me figure out what the problem is?

Thanks,

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Checked your power steering fluid lately?


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whats up guys...

well this is my second post. I have been reading the forum day and night trying to learn as much as i can about camshafts, intakes, exhausts, and all mechanical stuff about mustangs since i have very little knowledege in that area and I love mustangs too much. Anyways, I have noticed that when I turn it feels like my steering wheel weighs a ton, and I usually have to steer the car back into place it wont do it by itself like any other car. Can anyone help me figure out what the problem is?

Thanks,

Daniel
Or for that matter your alignment?

What year is it, and how many miles?

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its a 2000, and it has 57K miles. and yeah the steering fluid is fine, and im pretty sure that alignment is too. Its just like i said, that when i turn the steering wheel it feels really heavy.

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its a 2000, and it has 57K miles. and yeah the steering fluid is fine, and im pretty sure that alignment is too. Its just like i said, that when i turn the steering wheel it feels really heavy.

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What size wheels are you running?

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tire size

I am running with the stock tires/rims 215/65 16 (lets just say im in the process of saving up for some new shoes for her)
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I am running with the stock tires/rims 215/65 16 (lets just say im in the process of saving up for some new shoes for her)

Get the front end checked out. If only for peace of mind.

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can you hear a slight whine when you turn the wheel? The power steering pump should whine a little, if there is no whine, then your pump may be scrap.

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