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Kia sedona 02

Both my head lights don't work and steering is stiff but there is power steering fluid

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  • gavinsimms May 05, 2009

    i have the same problem with my steering it is so stiff...

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Pump/or belt is bad,sometimes belt are worn or get wet and like driving a truck

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