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Buick Century Steering rack can fail

Buick Century Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998

Average Mileage: 163,625 mi (115,500 mi - 240,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 119,000 mi

    hard to turn power steering wheel...replacing the pump may help and is cheaper to replace.

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  • Visitor, , 180,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 240,000 mi

    10,000 miles and one year ago I replaced rods. Now, very very hard to turn left. next, new(online) sterring rack.

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