Steering rack can fail on Buick Century

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The steering rack may fail causing the steering to become hard to turn.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 158,396 (115,500–240,000)
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
14 people reported this problem
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10,000 miles and one year ago I replaced rods. Now, very very hard to turn left. next, new(online) sterring rack.
I have about a half of a wheel of play in the steering wheel and leaking power steering fluid. And the most noticeable issue is its very hard to turn left. My bro is a certified mechanic and he diagnosed the problem as I need to replace the rack and pinion asap. It's very dangerous to drive it this way. The steering could lock up or I could lose control trying maneuver around curves. Also instructed to keep a check on fluid level until I get the problem fixed. I have the parts ordered and will be fixed by end of the week.
My car makes loud sounds whilestarted and very difficult to turn the steering wheel even though it's fluids
rack and pinion went out.
The sterring in the car is difficult to turn its been like for a couple of days.
hard to turn power steering wheel...replacing the pump may help and is cheaper to replace.