Hard and soft steering 2003 Lincoln Town Car

Carl59

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Make
Lincoln
Model
Town car
Year
2003
Miles
64000
Engine
4.6
Replaced upper and lower intermediate shafts. Power steering fluid clear and full.

Still get hard-soft-hard-hard-soft-hard, etc. steering.

Some times, you can hear the pump struggling when turning wheel, (sometimes), also sometimes steering is extremely sensitive (like lose control sensitive) but only for a second or two.

This only started since the weather got a little cooler.
Thought it was the intermediate shafts, but apparently not.

Car not under recall.

Thank you for your assistance
 

bob428

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Possible slipping belt...
 

jigfeett

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Sound like they are installed wrong, the shafts should have an indexing mark and if not exactly correct it causes problems and the other possible cause is air in the system. $.02
 

corcovado

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Checked belt, not slipping , in good condition (not cracked or glazed)

Re checked shafts, have been installed correctly.

Also checked ball joints (fine with no play)

Is there a sensor or something that would cause this problem?
Sometimes it is so super sensitive you would think you are going to lose control.

Thank you
 
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