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Why is the steering intermittently heavy on my Volvo 245?

I bought an immaculate Volvo 245 two years ago and have been gradually working through glitches. It went through its MoT two weeks ago with no advisories. I've had 240s in the past with no steering problems. All the tyres match and the pressures are correct. What I have noticed is that when the engine is warming up, sometimes the power steering appears to intermittently go heavy. Do you have any ideas?

Asked on 25 June 2018 by DACraddock

Answered by Keith Moody
Try spraying some penetrating fluid on/in/and around the U-joints on the steering - the bearings can seize, causing stiff spots in the steering.
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