Steering wheel feels heavy (at low speed).
Condition Possible Cause Action
Steering wheel feels heavy (at low speed).
Fluid deteriorated, low viscosity, different type of fluid mixed
Change fluid.
Pipes or hoses deformed, air entering through joint
Correct or replace.
Insufficient air bleeding from piping
Bleed air.
Belt worn, lacking in tension
Adjust belt tension or replace belt as necessary. (M13 engine model)
Replace bolt. (K9K engine model)
Tire inflation pressure too low
Inflate tire.
Wheel alignment out of adjustment
Adjust front wheel alignment.
Steering wheel installed improperly (twisted)
Install steering wheel correctly.
Hydraulic pressure failing to rise (See NOTE.)
Replace P/S pump.
Slow hydraulic pressure rise (See NOTE.)