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Q: Steering wheel hard to turn and vibrates

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The car steering wheel is hard to turn. The steering wheel also vibrates.

A: Low power steering fluid is often the cause...

Low power steering fluid is often the cause of this. If your fluid is low, you could have a leak in the pump or a hose. If your fluid is full, a pump that is not developing enough pressure or an internally leaking rack and pinion could also cause symptoms similar to yours. A mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you diagnose why your steering wheel is hard to turn.

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