06 Elantra power steering has hesitation when turning wheel

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    Vehicle has developed a hesitation in the power-assist steering when making a turn. Worse at low speeds. Changed power steering pump (new pump), belt tension good, flushed fluid, reservoir full. Vehicle has 104k miles. Any ideas what to check next?

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    The hesitation would make me think of worn out pulleys or bearings
    When the belt was off, did you check all the other pulleys to make sure they spun freely?
     
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    The pump drives from the alternator, no other pulleys in the loop. Thanks for the reply.

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    Got to thinking about your reply, checked the main drive belt (that drives the alternator) and found it loose (new belt, needed a tightening). Tightened main belt, problem solved! Thanks, Avisitor.
     
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    Thanks for the update.
    Appreciate the fix
    Maybe it will helpothers
     
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