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Wheel moves under own power to left, cant hear pressure from pump.had connector kit installed. now afraid they hammered on steer rod and something is loose or broke in box.need picture of internal parts. thks
Hi Augie, Sounds to me as if the steering system needs bleeding. Make sure the fluid level is correct and then seat yourself inside, start the engine and turn i=the steering wheel to full lock and hold it there for not more than three seconds repeat the operation turning the opposite lock. Keep doing that until the steering seems correct and then take the vehicle for wheel alignment. Regards John
Posted on Oct 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 96 Dodge Ram 1500
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.
Posted on Oct 09, 2008
SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Dakota loose steering
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there is a u joint to be replaced on your steering shaft just after the steering shaft
open the hood look down to the steering shaft you will see a small u joint very common to go bad most auto parts stores carry the part
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
it sounds like tour power steering rack and pinion may be leaking this is what you call the actuator rod.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
You description was very good, I need to ask for a specific.
When you turn to the left, the wheel is stiff like the engine is off or does it turn smoothly but the vehicle doesn't turn or seem to respond.
I'm trying to rule out broken mounts,
Also, if the wheel is all the way to the right, is it difficult turning back to the left the whole way, or half way. See where I'm going.?
Please comment back your findings
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Everyone always gravitates to the suspension but folks, it's 99% sure that it is the EVO. The EVO is the sensor built into the steering column that senses movement of the steering wheel then controls the power steering pump accordingly. When it goes out (which is all too frequently) you get sloppy and loose steering at lower speeds and it does tighten up a bit on the highway at higher speeds. This is the way it is supposed to work but when it fails it's downright scary trying to keep the truck straight on a narrow two lane road!
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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