Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Sounds like the pump is getting weak or it is low on fluid due to a leak. The leak could be inside the steering rack so you might not see any fluid on the ground. It gets easier because there is less resistance when driving as far as turning the wheel, as opposed to the car sitting still and trying to turn the wheels on the pavement when they aren't moving. I have seen quite a few steering racks go bad on Amantis. Not a ton of pumps but it is possible.
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