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Steering wheel is hard to turn and it makes a loud sound

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  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Your post of the problem was cut off short. ..it makes a loud....what?

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This is the symptom of a defective steering rack or power steering pump.

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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