Wheel turning problem - 05 Mini Cooper

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#1

My 2005 Mini Cooper convertible can park in very tight spaces. When I am parallel parking and turning the wheel all the way to the left or the right, the wheel will become extraordinarily difficult to move and I have to turn off the car and restart it in order to turn the wheel again. Is this normal or is there something wrong?


#2

Power steering pump is about to step out by the sound of things.

Power steering pump failure on the Mini seems to be a common problem, looks like it may not be up to the Mini’s tight turning circle.