Q: Getting really hard steering the car

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Rack and pinion going out master cylinder problems

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should have the rack and pinion checked for leaks and then have the power steering pressure checked to see if the loss of steering assist is the pump or just a power steering switch in the line. You may just be low on fluid from a power steering fluid leak. Fixing the leak should resolve your problem. If you need some assistance with getting this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can diagnose your steering issue and help you with the necessary repairs.

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