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2005 Dodge Caravan is making grinding noise when turning steering wheel left and right. Power Steering fluid is good. The noise has been coming and going, not sure what prompts it however it is becoming louder and more frequent. I am wondering what some ideas of the problem could be and if the vehicle is safe to drive myself and three young kids until repairs can be made?

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You didn't specify if your vehicle is 2- or 4-wheel drive. If 4 wheel, you may have a failing contstant velocity joint which, when having developed worn spots in the cage can cause the noise you describe.
Typically, turning the wheel back and forth can cause the noise to become less or more loud and often the combination of a specific speed and driving a certain curve radius can cause the noise to nearly disappear or become more pronounced.

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Dear Screech And Whine......What you have described is definitely a power steering concern. And yes the fluid is low.....thanks for the accurate problem description!! You are correct on the filling the fluid part also......but keep in mind that if your power steering fluid is lo that you might very well also have a ps leak too.You can do a visual check and trace all of your ps lines to make sure that no fluid is escaping anywhere.....You ae more tha welcome to get back to me if you have any further questions...HOPE I COULD HELP!!!

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the power steering pump is going, gonna have to replace soon

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