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Can bearly turn steering wheel! Help!

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Hello All,

I'm new to the forum and new to Cadillac’s. I just purchased a '04 SRX V8 AWD w/ 56k miles; it appears to be well maintained. I know this due to the 11 maintenance entries in the carfax report I bought prior to purchasing the SRX.

Has anyone experienced hard to turn steering wheel when moving at low speed or while braking? The car at the same time started pulling hard right while braking. I hear no noise, the power steering (PS) fluid is in proper range, and the car turns normally while accelerating around a turn.

I'm also looking to purchase the service manual; does anyone have one for sale?

Unfortunately, I purchased the car passed its warranty and "as is"

I'm looking for any and all suggestions.

PS – I heard it could be a combination of the AWD and a bad caliper. It’s just that I can barely turn the steering wheel while trying to park. I’m baffled!!


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My ps pump died slowly. Took about two months to pass away finally. Prior to replacement I had similar issues as described here... Maybe if rack and pinion has been in use without proper ps pump steering falters as a result.
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