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Steering is hard when it rains. - 1997 Volkswagen Golf

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Rain indicates that something is getting wet. The most likely scenario is that the belt that drives the power steering pump is slipping. Causes could be worn belt, loose belt or power steering pump that is worn and requires excessive force to turn it.

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