VERY stiff steering on 1997 Acura RL

I have a used 97 RL. The steering is very difficult. It's hard to explain. It doesn't seem to recoil after you just stays turned. It is very difficult to drive. Any ideas what might be causing? Steering Rack? Rack & Pinion? Thoughts?

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Problem steering pump. Known to go out.