Why hard to turn steering wheel? on 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

Power steering problems. Noisy, hard to turn, leaking fluid. Suggested that I need to replace the power steering gear. 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe with 115,000 miles. Needing to add power steering fluid often to keep the level required.

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Take some good advice from an old school grease monkey, replace the pump as well!!
Thanks for your reply. Any idea of cost involved with a repair of this kind?
You are welcom! Really wouldn't be cool for me to give you a guesstamate, since i will not be doing the work. No harm in shopping around though!
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agree with pushrod