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Jerky steering and squealing while turning the steering wheel.

My wife has a ninety nine dodge stratus v6 and recently the steering's been acting up. When going slow, it doesn't want to turn. I've had a ps pump go bad on another car and it didn't feel anything like this. She starts turning the weel and it acts like it wants to lock up then it gives way and locks up again and so on and so forth. It also squeals something awful when turning. I compare the jerkiness to trying to pull a rope with basketball size knots on it through a hole the size of a slow pitch softball, it turns but is extraordinarily jerky. I also read that that model had a recall on the ps hoses and fittings. But wouldn't that mean the fluid would leak out? Cos it's not leaking out. Any clues?

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  • darkdruid420 Dec 05, 2008

    Thanks dude! I'm not sure i'm even gonna post what's wrong with MY car...lol

  • darkdruid420 Dec 08, 2008

    now i need to know outer or inner or both

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The tye rod ends need to be replaced this will make your pump sluges and also seem like it is locked up i do not recomend driving the car till it is fixied this will cause a reck

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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    Cordderryl Pittman Dec 08, 2008

    it is recommend to replace both

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