I mentioned this problem before and didn't really get an answer.
My problem is occasionally after the car has just started the steering feels heavy and like there is resistance when turning right, while turning left is fine. But the problem isn't always noticeable and most of the time doesn't occur. Like the video below but I'm pretty sure it doesn't happen when stationary (as not really tested).
I've thought maybe its the steering rack or the pump but could it be anything else? I'm thinking that because it's not constant and all the time that it may just be a sign of early pump failure or maybe dodgy pipes.
Now having spent money recently on 4 new glow plugs (plus labour), a new shock absorber (plus labour) and a service (mainly labour) I'm nearly all spent out with my wallet considerably lighter and so was wondering about costs. Obviously it depends on the problem as to the cost but what are people's ideas?
PS. Also is there anything I could look for that is obvious signs of the problem under the bonnet or will it require a closer inspection, and I hate to say it, by a FORD dealer?