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the battery is weak although it may have power to turn the engine over it is not enough to make it start, it will need changing. the other fault is common with loosing revs while turning full lock. this is often a loose power steering belt or power steering rack or pump starting to fail. to be honest though they seem to last forever like this and there are a number of wheel related faults such as bottom suspension arms, ball joints and bushes that can also make the car do this as the steering is extended beyond where it's maximum capacity is.

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