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Hello, it could be belt slippage/broken belt (the alternator is ran by the power steering belt so if the charge light did not come on it is most likely OK), pump failure or rack failure.
Does it have any power assist at all if you raise engine speed?
The belt is visable when you open the hood, I'll post a diagram below.
With it having some assist the belt may just be slipping some. If the belt does not make any noise when turning the wheel at idle and does not look glazed (a slick looking appearance) then you will need to have a shop perform a pressure output test on it to determine if the pump or steering gear is bad.
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