When I accelerate around a corner or from a stop, making a turn at a street
corner for example, LOTS of resistance in the steering. Doesn't seem to make
a lot of difference if the AC is on, maybe some. It does NOT happen when
DE-celerating. I don't know if it's the power steering pump or the main
drive belt but the AC is really, really sluggish when sitting idleing.
130,000 miles on it, 95% highway. Love this car.
Can anybody help before I take it to the shop?
Check the tension of the belt driving the p/s pump.
Sounds like it might be slipping under load, especially if it also drives
the a/c compressor.