My poor 1997 sporty has just developed a problem :cry: When warmed up the steering is really stiff when turning to the right but its perfect when cold. Turning left is easy you can turn with one finger but turning right is some times a real struggle with both hands. I know quite a bit about cars as I work at an independant ford garage. The mechanics at work have checked, disconnected, and greased all ball joints and replaced one that had some play, but still havent found the cause. Sorry forgot to say it only happens when the wheels are on the ground. There have been similar posts with this problem but no-one has come back to say what they replaced to fix it. The guys at work said that its got to be either the power steering pump or a valve or even the steering box but its a bit expensive to just start changing things without knowing that thats the problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!