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Good Morning, As I pulled into the parking lot of my job, all of a sudden the steering wheel became "really" tight and a humming noise was noticed everytime I tried to turn the steering wheel. I have a used 2005 Mitsubishi Galant GTS. Pls advise

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Sounds like your power steering pump, check to see if you blew a hose, check the fluid level,check the power steering pump belt tension or if it just broke, then check the pump out itself.
I hope that this helps you and good luck.

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