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Q: Power steering difficult to turn

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My power steering is difficult to turn.

It sounds like your power steering fluid is low. If so, the pump cannot operate properly, thus hard steering effort. You may also have a leak. If the level is normal, the pump could be bad or the power steering rack and pinion has a stuck valve. If you need help, a qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can determine the cause of your power steering issue.

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