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Stiff steering, My steering is very stiff when turning left. It is easy going to the right. Also when I jack the car the wheels trun smoothly in both directions. Does this sound like a bad rack and pinion or pump?

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The rack has valves in it and the left sounds like it is failing

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You description was very good, I need to ask for a specific.

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