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    Is my PowerSteering pump Dying?

    I've noticed lately that when I start my car, if I try to reverse out of a spot, it is hard to turn the wheel. It also jerks, as if powersteering cuts in and out. The problem will persist if I move forward slightly, as in a 3 point turn. Once I start going in my final direction the problem goes away. Is this a sign that my power steering pump is dying? This only happens on cold starts.
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    Check that the belt isnt loose, and make sure there is fluid in it.

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    I'll check those, should have done that first before posting the question. lol. Checking basics fail on my part.

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