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Hard to steer,noises from bottom of car when i steer

When i turn the steering wheel,its hard to turn. I can turn it but it feels like somethings gonna break if i continue to do so. I can also hear noises from the bottom of the car as i turn the steering wheel,something like a robot when it i walks or moves its joints. Please help me out.

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You need to Replace the Power Steering Pump. That is also the Noise that you are Hearing.

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Power steering issues


I'm going to agree with the rack conclusion. Keep in mind I can't see it for myself.
If you take the load off the front wheels, you should be able to turn the steering wheel without effort.
If the effort changes while turning the wheel, the only things affected would be the rack and the column.
If you notice it turns ok with the engine off but not with the engine running, it could be something with the pump or one of the lines, or still something with the rack.

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