2005 Impala steering problems
It just started last week and i'm not sure why. I tried to back out of a parking spot and when i turned the wheel left, the car rose a little bit and there was a low grinding sound and i couldn't turn my steering wheel enough to back out of the spot. I had to turn the steering wheel to the left as hard as i could and turn it back right a few times before i was finally able to get the car out of the spot. When i looked, there was a lot of power steering fluid on the ground. It'* not a constant leak, it just showed up when i had problems getting out of a parking spot.
If my wheels are straight when i park, i don't have any problems backing out of the spot and then turning when it'* in drive. But if the wheels are turned, then it'* a struggle and it leaks. When i drive, it'* not difficult to turn or change lanes and there'* no grinding sound but the steering definitely feels really loose. It takes a little more effort to stay straight in my lane as well. I'm hoping this is an easy fix, as i don't have a lot of extra money right now for car repairs. I've googled this but not found anything similar to my problem. Has anyone experienced this before? I don't know a lot about cars either.
Thanks for any help you can provide!