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At slow rpm its hard to turn either way is it related to brake line replacement?

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More likely you have a loose belt or the power steering pump may be going out. Check that the belt is in good shape and has the proper tension on it first.

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I suppose it is possible, but I would immediately start looking at the power steering system instead. If the brakes were hanging up I would imagine you to smell hot metal after driving, possible seeing smoke from the wheel area and a decreased fuel economy. However if you are hearing and grinding or groaning noises while turning then it is almost surely the power steering system. Even if you don't hear anything I recommend checking the fluid level in the power steering fluid reservoir and making sure it is at the proper level. Fill it if necessary and keep an eye on it as you may have a leak causing it to leak out in the first place.

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No,this would have to do with belt,or power steering pump low on fluid, or pump itself. Brake line has nothing to do with steering .

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