1999 Acura TL -- stiff power steering

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#1

I’ve had this car since 2001. The power steering has always seemed stiff to me or maybe I’m losing muscles as I age. I thought it had something to do with air presure in the tires. Instead of keeping them at 32PSI I’ve increased the pressure to 34PSI. I can’t really say it’s been an improvement. I have 46,000 miles on the car. Could the power steering pump or steering rack be failing? Any suggestions?


#2

The power steering is stiffer than normal by design on the TL’s. Mine (07) is stiff as well. It’s designed as a sportier car than the RL, and so they stiffened up the steering for better road feel.


#3

Thanks for your answer. Glad to know I’m weak instead of having to spend big bucks on a repair.