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Car hard to turn to right. happened all of a sudden. Any suggestions?

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You have a rack and pinion steering system with a hydraulic power assist. If your belt on the power steering pump is in good condition and properly adjusted, and your power steering fluid is at the right level, the problem is most likely with the rack and pinion unit, since you have no power assist in only one direction.

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Power steering unit or rackenpinion

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