Steering problem

Merry Christmas to you all! I have a steering problem with my 242 fiesta vee. It has the mercruiser 5.7 efi and bravo 3. Towards the end of the season my steering became a little jerky. I topped up the power steering fluid as it was a little low and bled the system on the advice of this forum which seemed to work however I popped down the boat yesterday to check on it and noticed that the steering was very hard despite there being plenty of fluid in it. Doesn't appear as though the power steering is working at all. Is this a pump fault or an actuator fault or something else? I also noticed that the belt that drives the pump doesn't start spinning until about 30 seconds after the engine is started. Is this normal??? Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated as always! Many thanks, Jon.


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