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Most likely a worn out steering rack

Also the front strut top bearing plates could be worn

Not the struts,the bearing on top of struts under the hood,
you can see with the nut holding the top of the struts

If you fail to change your power steering fluid every 3
years then you loose the steering rack in about 6 years or so

Posted on Jan 19, 2013

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