Q: Power steering pump out, making car hard to steer.

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Car is hard to steer, making me think the steering pump has gone out. I added fluid when it started acting up and making noises.

Hello, you should check the power steering fluid level again. If the fluid level is full it sounds like the power steering pump most likely has failed. You might need the aid of mechanic to replace the power steering pump.

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