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It sounds like you are in need of a new power steering pump. The fluid is not being pumped properly to the steering rack when it is "cold". Once it "warms up" it seems to get to the steering rack easier and makes everything work properly. Think of it in terms of thermo-hydraulics, the warmer the fluid, the easier it is pushed through the system.


Your power steering pump has a pressure release valve/device to release excessive pressure during the pumps operation. An incorrect setting would cause your symptoms. Other then a faulty pump the rest of the system needs to be checked. Steering rack defective; hoses fitted incorrectly; hoses kinked or damaged preventing fluid flow; suspension members ...

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