What could the cause of the steering wheel becoming hard to turn be?

Tiny
PAMWYN
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  • 1997 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 240,000 MILES
The power steering on my car has become extremely hard to turn. I have checked the power steering oil in the pump and its sufficient. I suspect that the pump is not pumping the oil, but how much does a pump cost and will it be easy enough to replace myself? Is there something I can do to verify that it is the pump and what can be done as a temporary measure to get it working again?
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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 AT 1:57 AM

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Tiny
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No temp fix. If and only if the pump is bad, the pump is about 100 and the labor is 1.2 hours.

If you have never done this before, I suggest letting a shop do this repair

Roy
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 AT 1:02 AM

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