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Power steering problem

There is a whining noise when I turn my steering wheel and it is harder than normal to turn it. There is plenty of power steering fluid and when the engine is idiling you can see movement and vibration in the hoses when turning the steering wheel.

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If the fluid is not contaminated and there is no contamination in it it may require replacing the pump. It is possible to flush the pump though it can be a little messy.

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