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2006 Dakota R/T HO V8. Power steering works on some turns and not on others. If you let go after a turn the wheel will not swing back on it's own. Fluids are all good. No unusual sounds. It also stalls at stop signs, did I bye a lemon?

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It sounds like you have either a bad rack & pinion or, your alignment bad... Both? Stalling at stops could be as simple as injector cleaner, cleaning the throttle plates and a fuel filter. Lemon? dunno

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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Bad steering rack, if that applies,a possible

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