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Hi, try having the fluid changed and the filter in the powersteering pump changed and that should get rid of the problem. If the fluid is smelly and brown it needs to be flused and use lucas power steering fluid to fill it with, if it does not help then you will have to pressure test the pump output and electric control valve to see if it's failing, if not then you have a rack and pinion problem and will need to be tested to see if a cylinder is bypassing.

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