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Steering wheel hard to turn but works good when going fast

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Check the power sterering fluid lever ,now if vehicle has macpherson strut front suspension ,iam a europeon mechanic so never seen this car but if has a strut under the bonnet with a big nut on it then fill this cup type washer up with some engine oil as under this is a bearing and if this is dry then steerring will go hard ,and the oil will in time work its way through under the nut lubricating the bearing

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