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Steering in parking lots becoming very difficult. Like no power steering at all.

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I am assuming the fluid level is full and no leaks were noticed.....Does it steer easily while driving? Is the pump noisy? How many miles are in the vehicle? Power steering pumps are self contained with an internal pump and relief valve. They also have a control valve contained in the steering gear. When you turn the wheel from left to right all the way until it stops,you should get a rise in pressure that changes the noise usually heard under normal operation. If not, it may probably be the pump itself, or steering box/rack system. System pressure when tested should be around 1100 to 1200 PSI.

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have you checked the level of oil in the power steering? check it while the vehicle is running. and then add fluid accordingly

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