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96 Dodge Ram 1500

I have a shutter coming from my steering a low speed while turning the steering wheel. I can see the power steering box shake, but don't know if it is the pump or the steering gear. Anyway the trouble shoot it and know before I change out the pump or the steering gear box?

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  • old4art Oct 09, 2008

    Interesting, The suop that does might alignment (6" lift and heavy Moog parts for 2 wheel w/33 x12.5 tires) Said that once they replaced only a pump and the gear box went in 2 weeks and visa versa. They now always replace boith. I have found with front end parts you are correct.....I just do the entire system about every two years.

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The problem is your intermediate steering shaft. It runs from the bottom of your steering column to the steering gearbox. While you are in the shop, though, now may be a good time to replace both the steering gear box and pump as a precautionary maintenance measure. It truly isn't necessary if you aren't having issues, but sometimes replacing one old part will open up the blinds to see another worn out part that needs replaced. It's cheaper to have the mechanic replace them while they have everything apart, than to have them take it apart on 3 separate occasions.

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