hard steering continued..
Thanks guys for your replies, I do appreciate it heaps.
Jack: yes, i can hear noises, a few creaks, etc when i'm turning. Also, haha yes I know that you aren't supposed to turn the wheel when stationary. What I meant was when I'm moving the car out slowly, say from a reverse park - it's so hard to turn the wheel. But once she's running, she's alright!
Ben: The power steering pump was only changed last year. And it doesn't shudder at all when I turn fast etc. It's smooooth driving when I build speed.
eager: Tyre pressure is good and the idle is fine. Around the 600rpm mark.
Many thanks once again guys, for your replies, any further help would be much appreciated.
Have a good one.