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Steering wheel will not turn easily, makes a straining noise when turning the wheel.

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Power steering pump,
check fluid first,if fluid is full it will need replaced

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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My opinion is strain yes damage no. You know when you turn the wheel all the way to one side the tires are "grinding" into the pavement this causes you to give it a little extra gas to get the car to move...right? But I don't think that would cause damage. If I'm wrong then you have the worlds' worst engineered car!

Turning lock to lock as you describe is making the steering pump work hard since the wheels are stuck to the pavement.

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