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1990 volvo car that is difficult to turn steering wheel to the le

I have a 1990 volvo station wagyon that is very difficult to turn steering wheel when I turn it to the left. What would cause that and how do I fix it?

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If only difficult to the left turn, will be you aligment.
But if difficult to turn left and right you power steering pump is out.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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    kdubbz Feb 11, 2014

    how much to replace a power steering pump on 2000 Volvo wagon ?

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