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Power steering noise on turning; noticed no power

Power steering noise on turning wheel; noticed no power steering fluid, then filled and now still make noises (groaning) on turning the wheel.

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Check the ends of your rack & pinion for signs of a leak. If a leak is present, replace the rack & pinion. If no leaks, maybe your power steering pump is going out.

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