Q: Hard to steer while parked

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It is difficult to steer my car while parked.

You could have several issues going on. Low power steering fluid, a bad power steering pump, or internally leaking rack and pinion can cause this issue. Consult your manual and check the fluid level in the power steering system. If this is ok, I suggest giving YourMechanic a call and have them diagnose why the steering wheel is hards to turn.

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