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Steering is stiff

I was trying to move my car out of snow yesterday and my steering wheel went really stiff and hard to turn. I added some power steering fluid to it today and it seemed to loosen the wheel a bit but only for a few moments before it became really tough to turn...it felt like I was over turning the wheel and having to make wide turns. The belt seems to be fine and I do not see any fluid leaking under the car. Any suggestions on the problem or anything more i can look at?

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  • hickrosser Dec 26, 2008

    hey there, i have the same problem... i was bein stupid at the time, steering was cranked to one side then stiffened right up, i've got a 98 malibu, one guy i know said it might be the belt, another said it could be a stuck valve inside the steering box

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The problem could be contamination in ps fluid.i would flush the system and replace fluid first .if that does not solve the pronlem you most likely need power steering pump. the steerjng box is very unlikely.

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