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Question R170 Steering Stiff turning left

My 03 SLK230 is very stiff when turning to the left...much stiffer than when turning right. Mechanic said he thought it was because the inside left front tire was bald (due to misalignment when I bought the car). Took it to the tire place and they said that would not make the steering stiff, so it must be something else.

Any thoughts on why this could be? I am a petite woman and I find myself dreading every left hand turn as I know it will require muscles I don't have....but probably will soon if I don't get this fixed.
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Have a look at the steering damper, they leak over time and go bad.
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