Q: Possible problem with steering rack?

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I am I having to turn my steering wheel a lot more to go round corners. It's as if I have no power steering anymore. I used to drive a mk2 golf so I know what having no power steering feels like, it's not quite as hard to turn the wheel, but I have to turn the wheel a lot more to go the direction I need. At the moment it doesn't feel as though it's pulling to the left or right when driving and the steering wheel returns to the nutral position when I let go of it after turning a corner. I haven't noticed any new clocks or strange noises. I have pumped up my tyres to eliminate a simple problem!

My car has 79000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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