Re: Thanks .. then that just about covers all poss
possible, things that would/could cause this stiff steering problem.
so its now come down to, biting the bullet and changing the pump/belt/idler pully, before its freezing tempertures here.
The leaves just started changing colors 30 miles Northwest of Boston but here on Cape Cod everything's green still, but autumn is creeping in... seeing thats only 100 miles north of me. so I can't ponder this project much longer...