2003 Mini Cooper S

Steering problem
2003 Mini Cooper S 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 038500 miles

The steering takes two strong hands/arms to deal with turning left, it seems to be bound up. Also comes back hard to the right and then all of a sudden will loosen up to what seems almost normal again. Any ideas would help. I see/feel no broken parts. Car is in excellent condition. Steering knuckle? Rack & pinion? Strut?
Dan Hanscome
November 27, 2009.

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