So on my car it is very hard to turn the wheels when I am sitting still/ moving slowly, however when I turn the wheel while making a normal turn, this doesn't happen. It doesn't seem that the wheels are grinding on the car so I don't know what's wrong with it.
My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
You may have a power steering pump that is low on pressure and cannot produce enough pressure at low speeds to turn easily.
Have the power steering pressures checked by a mechanic to be at or above about 700psi. If the pressure is not high enough, then replace the power steering pump.
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