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Q: Steering wheel locked.

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The steering wheel is locked and is making a loud noise.

The loud noise may be due to the fluid has leaked out of the power steering pump. This would make the steering very hard to turn without any power assist. The system has a major leak if it lost all its fluid. I recommend having the steering system checked by a qualified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic. They can come to your location and see what has happened to your car for you.

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