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Powersteering tight to turn

I have a 2001 Pontiac Aztec the other day I turned the coner and it became hard to steer. I checked the fluid it was ok, didnt see any leaks. what could this be and would it be hard to fix

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If everythign like fluid is checking out proper then the P/S pump is going to need replaced

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