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The Power steering is stiff when your making your turns (to the right or left). And also whenever you make a right turn the steer does not correct itself.

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First, when diagnosing any suspension steering stuff a good place to start looking is to see if you have any loose or worn parts in the front end of car.,

Jack each tire off ground, give it a pull up and down, and side to side and see if there is any clunking or any excessive play side to side or up or down. If there is, have a friend repeat the movements and look with at the ball joints, tie rod ends, and struts.
Check for wetness around the tie rods. This could mean you have a steering rack issue. Next, check fluid level and color in power steering resevoir under hood. If dirty have this flushed.

Hope this points you in the right direction. Good luck!

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