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Cannot turn steering wheel with ease after going

Difficulty to turn steering wheel after getting stuck in a ditch is driviable but...jacked the front up dont see any visible damage

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Check the power steering reservoir for fluid, could have been a leak, or even a bad pump. However since you said it there was no visible damage it could be when stuck in the ditch you damaged your steering column, more specifically a joint, if possible have someone turn the steering while you inspect it for rubbing parts.

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