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Steering tightened up-2004 dodge dakota

First snow of the year and i wanted to see how the 4x4 handles in the snow, so i switched it into 4x4 and drove around a little(no donuts or anything like that) after wards i switched back to AWD and the steering was really tight like as if i shut off the truck in neutral and tryed to steer, Can anyones help me with this?

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  • env11ca Dec 06, 2008

    already did nothing out of the ordinary, both fine

  • goodsparky Dec 26, 2008

    no power steering, feels like hercules needs to turn the vehicle, used 4x4 and switched back to 2wd.

  • sidrman Jan 17, 2009

    switched to 4x4 in the snow and when i switched back it did not release from 4 wheel drive. trying to turn at slow speed had to rev motor up and almost felt like forcing truck to turn.

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Try checking the steering link. They have a problem with the universal joint siezing up.

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Check your belt and power steering fluid

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

  • kelvin smotherman Dec 06, 2008

    that narrows it down to either the pump or the steering rack

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