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I thought I was going crazy, but I have noticed on a few rare occasions that when I make a turn with RPM's around 3500, the wheel almost locks up/takes a lot more force to turn. Sounds like the PS pump may be going out, but why would it do this only around this RPM range. I tested it in the parking lot today and sitting motionless, rev car to 3500, and voila, steering gets stiff. Let throttle down, and steering comes back to normal. Any other ideas as to what it might be. For the price of a new pump and either my time or a mechanics, I can live with it for now. THoughts...
 

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Thought I would update this thread as I forgot about it. Found out that it was the serpentine belt that was slipping due to cracking and just losing enough tension at the higher RPM's to slip on the pulley and make the steering feel out of whack. Thank god it wasnt the pump...Hope this can help someone else...
 
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