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Power steering noise

04 Dodge Ram, approx. 73,000 miles on it - no prior problems, only the regular oil change and tire rotating, had brake pads/rotors done about 67,000. Two days ago when turning the wheel I hear a noise and you can kind of feel it in the wheel but my steering is fine. Called the dealer today and am taking it in as it could be either low on fluid, fluid leak, pump or rack and pinion? How costly is the pump and rack and pinion or do you have any suggestions to add to this.

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  • ramgurl Jan 17, 2009

    Thanks FMXTWO -



    So I took the truck in and it was the power steering cooling hoses - if I had continued to drive it, it would have risked burning out the pump and then damaging the rack and pinion if the hoses were not replaced so........... does this sound right so far? and how much would you charge for this? (more details after your answer)

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Every time I drive my car I hear a popping noise coming from the rack and pinion Plus the position of my steering wheel changes

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MY SUGGESTION TO YOU IS THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO GO TO THE DEALER FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS BECAUSE IT WILL COST YOU 3X AS MUCH AS IT WOULD AT A PRIVATE SHOP.THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT ONLY THE DEALER CAN HANDLE,BUT ANYONE CAN DO THIS ONE.IVE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR 20 YEARS.

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