Q: It is hard to turn the wheels when stopped/ moving slowly.

asked by on August 26, 2016

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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